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Name: Pasquale A Bianculli
Skills: Accompanist, Player, Soloist, Teacher
Address: United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Pasquale Bianculli - has been heard in concert across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. In 1983, he made his New York solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Tim Page, of the New York Times, describing the performance said, "...a sensitive musician...he juxtaposed workmanlike playing with passages of real inspiration". Of his Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten..."{He} was true to the works improvisatory quality, calling up some ominous, shimmering overtones from the instrument".   

Pat began playing the guitar at the age of 13 under Joseph Cassano. His earliest musical influence was his father, Philip, an accomplished woodwind player and jazz musician. In 1972, he began intensive study in classical guitar at the Guitar Workshop in Oyster Bay, NY under Jerry Willard and Edgard Dana, Other teachers and coaches have included Alexandre Lagoya, Angel Romero and Timothy Walker. He received his M. Mus. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981. That year he also performed for the legendary guitarist, Andres Segovia, in Granada, Spain. He has been on the faculties of Dowling College and the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado and has taught at the Edna Manley School of the Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, performing throughout that country. Currently, he is on the faculty of C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University and the United Nations International School. 

He has written two books; "101 Tips and Tricks for the Acoustic Guitar" and "Learn Folk Guitar with the Music of John Denver" published by Cherry Lane Music. He performs regularly in duo with his wife, Kathleen McDonald and with guitarist, Harris Becker. In 1999, the guitar duo released their CD, "Catgut Flambo". Pat is a co-founder of "A Midsummer Music Festival - Songe d'été en musique", a music festival in rural Quebec which will take place August 3-9, 2009.



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