The summer of 2018 marks the 13th anniversary of Boston GuitarFest, with the theme “The Improvisatory Spirit,” seeking to display and liberate the improvisatory spirit that must be in all of us. Boston GuitarFest is the dream of visionary guitar virtuoso and Artistic Director Eliot Fisk, and is cosponsored by New England Conservatory and Northeastern […]
On August 24, Eliot realized a long cherished dream playing his transcriptions of all 6 Bach Suites for solo cello in 2 back to back concerts at the legendary Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He also taught a short seminar for a select group of superb students. The Accademia Chigiana is holy ground for guitarists. […]
Conducting legend José Serebrier, together with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, performs the premiere recording of four works by contemporary American composer, Robert Beaser. Two of the works, Notes on a Southern Sky and the Guitar Concerto, were written for guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk, a noted pupil of Andrés Segovia, who performed the concerto […]
Accolades for Eliot Fisk and the Arditti Quartet on tour with premiere performances of Hilda Paredes’ monumentally challenging work SON DEMENTES CUERDAS.
A stretch for Ensemble Music Society: Arditti Quartet plays works from the past three decades by Jay Harvey – Thursday, March 30, 2017 The Big Bang Theory applied to the string quartet would probably identify the triggering event as the works of Joseph Haydn. Without pressing the analogy too hard, the music offered Wednesday evening […]
The Washington Post Guitarist Eliot Fisk impresses with his uncanny ability to convey Bach’s polyphony By — Patrick Rucker November 27, 2016 Guitarist Eliot Fisk. (Jesse Weiner) Eliot Fisk, the distinguished American guitarist, played the first of a pair of concerts at the National Gallery on Saturday afternoon. Like his mentor, Andrés Segovia, Fisk’s influence […]
In the “sad” era of Trump, Eliot looks back to a better time and recalls his farewell to his great friend and great inspiration: Maestro Ruggiero Ricci
Some time in early 1978 I received a phone call in my 5th floor walk up artist’s garret in New York City. The voice at the other end said, “Hello, this is Ruggiero Ricci.” I promptly replied, “Yeah, and I’m the Pope!” And then, certain that one of my friends was playing a practical […]