Featured Artists

Andres Guerra

Venezuelan composer, arranger and not-so-classical guitarist Andres Guerra blends the rich tradition of the classical guitar repertoire and technique with improvisation offering a wide variety of musical styles in his solo performances such as Latin Jazz, contemporary classical and even pop. He has also played in concert and collaborated with a wide variety of artists, some of the caliber of Grammy-winning Aida Cuevas, Berta Rojas, Paquito d’ Rivera and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

He just graduated with a dual-major Bachelor’s Degree in Film Scoring and Performance at Berklee College Of Music where he was awarded a Tuition Scholarship by the institution itself, as well as a Gifted Tuition Scholarship by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. Recently he was also awarded the William Leavitt achievement award by the Guitar department at Berklee as well.

Chris Roseland

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.

Dieter Hennings

Dr. Hennings is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky's College of Fine Arts. Dieter Hennings is a very active performer and recording artist, attracting a vast array of talented guitarists to the UK guitar program. A native of Mexico, Dieter has won first prize in several prestigious competitions including the 2008 Aaron Brock International Guitar Competition (Toronto), 2005 Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition, the 2002 Villa de Petrer, Alicante (Spain) International Young Artists Competition, the 2001 Portland International Guitar Competition, among others.

Listen to his new collaboration with tenor Zach Finkelstien on their album "Dark is Yonder Town"

Rafael Scarfullery

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.

Stanley Yates

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.

Tom Torrisi

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).