Hailed by NBC News for his ability to, "...make the guitar sing like it was invented to be in his hands,” native Oregonian Tye Austin made his solo-debut at London's Royal Albert Hall after winning first place in the 2016 Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition. He will be performing in the final round of the Forte International Music Competition at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2017. Tye has performed with Grammy-winning musicians such as Sharon Isbin, Eliot Fisk, and Bela Fleck, and he's been interviewed on National Public Radio. Psychology Today praised the way, "Tye Austin led us (the audience) into a musical embrace," following his debut performance at The Boston Athenaeum. Tye is also an accomplished composer/arranger dedicated to expanding the guitar repertoire. The 2016-17 concert season will see the premiere of new chamber music Tye composed for the Boston Guitar Orchestra and his newly-formed Back Bay String Quartet. Thanks to a generous patronage and private scholarship, Tye graduated from the New England Conservatory with his Master of Music degree under the tutelage of legendary maestro Eliot Fisk (the last student of Andres Segovia). In addition to maintaining his active performance schedule, Tye teaches guitar lessons for a local non-profit called Kithara Project, which provides guitar pedagogy to Boston's low-income youth, as his way of "giving back" to the community. He plays a customized 2015 Steve Connor Guitar from Cape Cod, MA.
I'm an international award-winning classical guitarist, composer/arranger, and educator currently living in Boston, MA. I play a variety of guitar styles such as classical, flamenco, jazz, bossa nova, pop, singer/songwriter, and more. I also have several music groups including a violin and guitar duo, a jazz trio (guitar, upright bass, and drums), or a string quartet (guitar, violin, viola, cello). I can arrange any special song requests for any instrumentation. Feel free to contact me anytime about performing at your wedding, private party, or corporate event!
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