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Whether you are looking for a guitarist to create an elegant ambience or to engage and entertain your guests, Rick's GUITARtistry is the perfect choice! His satisfied and enthusiastic clients consistently praise his work, often finding that he has exceeded their expectations and delivered a polished and memorable performance.
Rick Cyge's full-bodied, layered arrangements of 'Baby Boomer Classics' like the Beatles, James Taylor, Billy Joel, and Simon and Garfunkel with a little Motown thrown in for fun capture the spirit of the original pieces in fresh interpretations for solo guitar.
This exceptional fingerstyle guitarist's influences range from Tommy Emmanuel, James Taylor, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Wolfgang Mozart, and Pierre Bensusan. He began his life-long music career on piano when he was only five and soon taught himself guitar. Accredited and certified in state of Massachusetts as a Music Teacher, his Post Graduate studies included theory and music composition at New England Conservatory. He was the original founder of Wood & Strings Music Center in Arlington, MA.
“Rick is a fine guitarist. His playing is strong, clean and sweet.” - Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars
“Rick Cyge is a hell of a guitar player. He's an excellent and inventive fingerstylist in both standard and open tunings, with a wonderful feel for harmony. His guitar arrangements are pure ear candy – tasty, interesting and accessible, and his choice of voicings and instrumental textures betrays an attentive mind and a disciplined ear.” - Ed Hannifin, MA.
In addition to Rick Cyge's solo “GUITARtistry,” he is also available as a singer/guitarist and in instrumental ensembles with flute, violin & mandolin, and world percussion.
CLIENT REVIEWS (See more below)
"Amazing... 5 star! We had a grand opening at Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe ASU and he played for us. Everyone enjoyed Rick. Thank you Rick for your work and amazing service!"
~ Karla B. on February 27, 2015
"Five Stars! Wedding music done flawlessly!"
~ Dave Magaro on May 31, 2015
"I first met Rick in 2002 when he and his talented musician wife, Lynn Trombetta, offered a concert at our Center. As a performing artist Rick has always been highly sought after with an unparalleled diversity of music. It's been very satisfying to see Rick's talent recognized by so many and watch his range of work grow. Rick has performed for many years in our community always captivating his fans (new and old) with his unfaltering talent. Longevity of this nature in Sedona speaks volumes."
~ Nancy Spheeris
Director at Sedona Creative Life Center
"I have worked with Rick both as a colleague and as a service provider. Rick is a kind, sensible, no non-sense type of guy who knows his industry and conducts himself professionally. His manner, and his music, is a credit to his industry."
~ Lori Reinhart
Executive Director, Sedona Arts Festival
"Rick is an awe inspiring performer. He has performed at many local venues and is a local favorite. People flock to hear him perform solo or with his wife Lynn Trombetta of Meadowlark, the Seymour & Cyge duo or The Rifftors. Due to his versatility and professionalism, he is a first choice for the many events I am a part of producing from my art galleries receptions to our largest venue in Sedona holding up to 750 people."
~ Linda Goldenstein
Founding Partner at Integrative Media Consultants LLC
"I have had the honor and pleasure of presenting Rick Cyge. He is talented, creative, and professional. A natural and gifted performer, he interacts exceptionally well with both audience and crew and you can depend upon him to share his best - always."
~ A. Nannette Taylor
Director at Kerr Cultural Center
"Rick is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist whose music touches every kind of audience. Take a listen and you will see what I mean."
~ Jeanie Carroll
Music Teacher K-8 at Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District
"It was important to us at our non-profit that we have the BEST service providers at our events getting to know potential donors. Rick provided us with the perfect service -- our audiences were delighted - every time we used him. I recommend him highly!"
~ Sam Kathryn Campana
Executive Director at Audubon Arizona
"For more than a dozen years Rick has provided music for our Christmas Eve service at Community Christian Church in Tempe. He also played at our wedding and at other weddings where I have officiated. He is a great musician with a sensitivity to the setting and the audience that allows him to adapt his skills to the needs and interests of listeners."
~ Doug Bland
Pastor at Community Christian Church