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Anthony Glise

Anthony GliseAssistant Teaching Professor, Classical Guitar
MM, New England Conservatory
office: 219 Fine Arts Building
phone: 573-882-4804
mailing address: 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211

Anthony Glise earned his MM in Classical Guitar Performance at New England Conservatory (Boston) with additional study at Konservatorium der Stadt (Vienna) and diplomas in 19th-Century performance practice from ARCUM (Rome), Accademia degli Studi, “L’Ottocento” (Vigevano and Pieve di Teco, Italy). His primary teachers include Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening and conductor, Benjamin Zander. Glise also holds language diplomas from the Université Catholique de Lille (France) and the Universität-Wien (Vienna, Austria).

He is the only American-born guitarist to win first prize at the International Toscanini Competition (Italy) and the only guitarist ever awarded the “Individual Artist of the Year” by the Missouri Arts Council (2006) with citations from the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives. Glise has also won awards for composition at Ville Sable-sur-Sarthe (France), ARCUM (Rome), and the Nemzetközi Gitárfesztivál (Hungary).

He is author/editor of over 60 musical editions and books for “The Anthony Glise Editions” (Willis Music Company), “The Anthony Glise Urtext Editions” (Mel Bay Publications) and “The Original Compositions of Anthony Glise” (Ævia Publications-France).

Glise has premiered his original compositions and performed in New York (including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center), Chicago (Dame Myra Hess Concert Series and other venues), Rome (Santa Maria degli Angeli), Vienna (Vienna International Center), Lille (Nouveau Siècle of the French National Orchestra), and Esztergom (Hungary).

His articles have appeared in The Soundboard (US), Guitar International (England), and Gitarre und Laute (Germany), and Glise has acted as Artist-in-Residence and Touring Artist for numerous US state arts councils and similar European programs.

To-date, Glise has released nine CDs and DVDs which have consistently received 5-star reviews in magazines including The Soundboard, Guitar Player Magazine, Gramophone, Audiophile (US), Les Cahiers de la Guitare, Le Diapiason (France), Luster (Holland), Gitarre Aktuelle, Gitarre und Laute (Germany), Tarkus (Norway), Classica (Italy), etc. These recordings feature traditional works and original compositions (solo, chamber, choral, orchestral and ballet). His first recording, Overview, was chosen as one of the year’s “Top-5 Classical Releases” by Vienna Life Magazine (Austria), along with recordings by Murray Perahia and Leonard Bernstein.

Anthony’s non-classical activity includes work with the avant-garde ensemble, The Nova Project, featuring his original compositions with classical, rock and jazz artists including Ken Sugita (violin, French National Orchestra), Jan Akkerman (former lead guitarist for the Dutch group, Focus), et al.

In 2006 Glise was elected to the board of an on-going project of the national French organization, Domaine Musique, to help develop better relations between French composers and feature film directors. He is the only non-French ever invited to that prestigious assembly.

Glise directs both the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival (US) and the guitar festival, Six Strings and the Spirit held in Chartres, France.

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