Photo by Jenn Schaefer Photography Nicole Belmont takes the helm of the renowned choral organization (Phoenix,…
We are excited to announce that world-renowned guitarist Brad Richter is joining us for Coro y Guitarra March 3-5, 2017. Brad Richter is among the most influential classical guitarists working today. His ability to defy the technical limits of his instrument has earned him comparisons to Franz Liszt and Nicolo Paganini.
Equal parts performer, composer and educator he has made nearly one-thousand concert appearances in North America and Europe – more than fifty of which were aired on NPR’s Performance Today. Brad’s compositions are performed around the world.
He is a sought-out collaborator with artists such as cellist Viktor Uzur with whom he tours as the Richter Uzur Duo, his former mentor from the Royal College of Music, Carlos Bonell, and Broadway star Ben Vereen, as well as Grammy winners David Finckel (Director of Chamber Music at Lincoln Center), The Pacifica String Quartet and the Phoenix Chorale.
Brad also enjoys several long-term collaborations as an artist-in-residence, including more than a decade with the Aspen Music Festival and School. ‘Lead Guitar’, a national not-for- profit organization that Brad co-founded and directs- which builds free classical guitar programs in low-income schools.
Since joining the University of Arizona’s College of Fine Arts, Lead Guitar has provided daily instruction for more than 15,000 students and has earned the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Brad currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife, Kerstin Meyers, and their three young sons. He enjoys playing soccer with his boys and spending time immersed in the landscapes and cultures of the Southwest that have inspired so much of his music.