British-born guitarist Stanley Yates enjoys an international career as concert performer and recording artist, teacher, arranger, and scholar. He has been described as "one of an elite breed of guitarists" (Classical Guitar Magazine), praised for the "transcendent quality of his interpretations"(Fort Worth Star Telegram), recognized for his "musical instinct and brilliant technique" (Suonare, Italy). A past prize-winner in such prestigious performance competitions as the Myra Hess (London) and the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, he has performed as recitalist and concerto soloist at major venues throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Asia, South America, and Australia.
Rafael Scarfullery is an internationally recognized classical guitarist, composer, and conductor. He has won several awards for his cultural projects, compositions, and performances. His compositions are performed by internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles. As a guitarist, he has been invited to perform twice at the Ibero-Americano Guitar Festival in Washington DC, twice at the Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop in Maryland, at the Bethelem Guitar Festival at the Moravian College, and guitar festivals and competitions in the Dominican Republic, among others. He has performed two solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in NY and at El Teatro Nacional, El Teatro del Cibao, the National Conservatory of Music, the Universidad Autónoma and the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic.
Tom Torrisi is a classical guitarist in Rochester, NY and is active as both a soloist and chamber musician. Tom has been heard performing throughout the United States and in the UK and has been featured on WXXI 91.5 Backstage Pass with Julia Figueras. His past performances have received top honors in numerous competitions including the APSU Concerto Competition (2013), the Memphis University International Guitar Competition (2014) and the Southern Guitar Festival Competition in Columbia, SC (2014).
Chris Lee is a classical guitarist who performs, teaches, and composes in Knoxville TN. His primary instruction took place at Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, and the University of North Texas. In addition to his performance and scholarly efforts, Chris strives to build connections between artists, educators, and the wider community. A recipient of Fellowships in University Teaching and Arts Leadership, Chris Lee completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas in May of 2012. He is currently the Education Content Manager for Austin Classical Guitar.
Chris Roseland is a guitar teacher on the faculty of Bellarmine University where he received a Bachelor of the Arts in 2011. He has been invited by organizations such as the Louisville Guitar Society, University of Kentucky Guitar Society and Bellarmine University Music Department as a featured soloist. During the 2013 Guitar Foundation of America Festival, Chris, along with the University of Louisville Guitar Ensemble, premiered Gerald Garcia “Blue Nose Ballads” before an evening concert of Aniello Desiderio. In 2014, Chris graduated from the University of Louisville with a Masters in Classical Guitar. Chris has been lucky enough to experience master classes with a great deal of brilliant artists such as Marcin Dylla, Dale Kavanagh, Denis Azabagic, and Oscar Ghiglia.