AWARDED GIGMASTERS BEST OF 2017 - INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST, COMPOSER & SINGER/SONGWRITER
Native to the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, Tye Austin (age 28) is an international award-winning classical guitarist and composer based in New York City. Within a decade of picking up the instrument, he has performed solo at Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, the United Nations, US French Embassy, and he's been interviewed by NBC News, Psychology Today, and live on NPR. Tye plays a wide range of music from classical to flamenco, jazz, and contemporary pop. He received his Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston, and he studied flamenco guitar at the Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas in Granada, Spain. His debut EP, Andalusia: Spanish Guitar Music, was independently released on his website in December, 2017. His forthcoming album, Between Strings (September, 2018), will feature his original chamber works for guitar and string quartet. In addition to his solo guitar work, Tye frequently collaborates with the New York Virtuosi String Quartet and his self-titled Latin jazz trio, where he sings in multiple languages while playing guitar. With over fifty original works and several commissions to his name, Tye is also a prodigious composer and singer/songwriter dedicated to expanding the guitar repertoire. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading in solitude, and riding his bike through Central Park. Tye is available for formal concerts, luxury events, weddings, corporate parties, and composition/arranging/songwriting projects. In addition to solo guitar music, you may book his violin and guitar duo, Latin jazz trio, and/or string quartet.