PHILIPPE BERTAUD::More info::
1967 - 2014
A passionate musician and one of the most positive souls you could imagine. Bertaud was born in Nice, France in 1967. He started playing guitar at 14 and studied at the National Conservatory of Nice. His first recording came when he was 16, and he spent years touring some of the world's most renowned concert halls. His own compositions reflected his omnivorous musical passions, incorporating sounds from Asia, Brazil and New Orleans with his classical upbringing.
RENNY JACKSON::More info::
Originally from Birmingham (U.K.), Renny Jackson is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter in the European acoustic music scene. He is known for his heartfelt songs, skilful playing and lyrics that combine traditional folk elements with more contemporary rhythms and harmonic progressions as a result of his flamenco studies. Currently based in Seville (Spain) where he performs regularly with backing band ‘The Unmade Road’
Patrick Abbate::More info::
Patrick was born in Oristano, Sardinia, Italy. He started playing when he was 11. He plays Electric, Acoustic and Classic guitars. Studied experimental composition and electronic music at the Conservatory of Cagliari , electric guitar at Percento Musica in Rome and participate in several master classes with amazing teachers as Frank Gambale. Patrick has been Steve Vai′s translator and assistant during his master class in Italy.
His main influences are Steve Vai, Slash, The Edge, SRV, Hendrix, David Gilmour, Dimebag, Jason Becker, Gary Moore, Satriani and Malmsteen.
In 2007 Patrick received the Award as "Randall and Washburn European Artist of the Year" at the NAMM Show in Los Angeles from the USMusic Corporation.
He played with Willie Basse′s "Black Sheep", "Kee Marcello and Patrick Abbate Band", Megan McCauley, Irene Nelson, Marco Baz Bazzoni (Gianni Cyano), Mino Mereu, Giangi Cappai (Alma Matris),Roshon Fegan and many more.
Now he lives in Los Angeles and he is about to publish his new instrumental solo record produced by David Z Rivkin (Prince) and mastered by Giangi Cappai.
EDUARDO MINOZZI::More info::
A Brazilian musician of outstanding facility and musical insight, Eduardo plays with an enthusiasm and energy that captures his audiences’ imagination and draws them into a world of spontaneous and creative wonder.
He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in guitar performance at Brazil leading University - The University of São Paulo, under Dr. Edelton Gloeden and also studied with Paulo Porto Alegre and Everton Gloeden at EMM. Subsequently, Eduardo was awarded a cultural visit to the USA under the sponsorship of the São Paulo United States Consulate General. This trip resulted in a successful audition at the University of Arizona and a full scholarship to pursue both Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Guitar Performance. He has been a Teaching Assistant (GTA) to Prof. Thomas Patterson in the School of Music at the U of A since 2006.
SERENADE DUO::More info::
Founded in 1988, the multi-award winning ensemble Serenade Duo featuring Michelle LaPorte, flutist and Gerry Saulter, guitarist bring concert music of the world to life with their warm presence and engaging interpretations of unique repertoire.
PATXI ANDIÓN::More info::
Spanish famous songwriter with a different voice sometimes provocative and others times intimate and seductive.
FAREED HAQUE::More info::
Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.
RICARDO COBO::More info::
Widely regarded as one of the leading virtuosos of the new Classic Guitar generation.Ricardo Cobo gave his professional debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá at age seventeen on a nationwide telecast for an audience of over nine million people. Celebrated for his passionate and mesmerizing performances worldwide, he is in high demand as soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and recording artist.
CEM DURUÖZ::More info::
Cem Duruöz has performed at the Carnegie Hall three times. Most recently for the D'Addario Foundation and Alhambra Guitars. He also gave a recital titled "Guitar in Turkey" for the Moon and Stars Project.
Cesar Rosas::More info::
César Rosas is a singer, songwriter and guitarist for Los Lobos. Rosas also participates in the Latin super group Los Super Seven. Perhaps the most recognizable member of Los Lobos, Rosas is known for his trademark black sunglasses and slicked-back, black hair. His singing voice is reminiscent of Chicago electric blues legend John Lee Hooker.