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Michael Patilla holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, New York, where he studied guitar with Nicholas Goluses. He has also studied with such guitarists as Manuel Barrueco, Julian Gray, Bruce Holzman, Paul O'Dette, Christopher Parkening and Raphaella Smits. He has won prizes in the Volos International Guitar Competition and the Italian International Guitar Competition.
Recent performances include the Volos Winter Guitar Festival in Greece, the Atelier Concert Series in Paris, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, the City Stages Festival in Birmingham, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, the C.M. Russell Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana, and the Florida East Coast Classical Guitar Society. Concerto appearances include the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Chamber Orchestra, Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, and the Masterworks Festival Orchestra.
Michael is Assistant Professor of Guitar at the Mississippi State University and is Director of the Guitar Program for the Masterworks Festival, held each summer in Winona Lake, Indiana. His debut CD entitled Septiembre, featuring works by South American guitar composers, was released in January 2005.
Publisher: World Classics
Compact Disc Recording. Classical Guitar Music by South American Composers.