MM, New England Conservatory
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). His textbook publications include “The Guitar in History and Performance Practice from 1400 to Today,” and his “Classical Guitar Pedagogy-A Handbook for Teachers,” used in virtually every university and conservatory world wide.
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.
In 2013 he was one of five only international guitarists / scholars chosen for the peer review panel of "The Soundboard Scholar," published by the Guitar Foundation of America.
Glise has directed over a dozen international guitar festivals and competitions in the US and Europe, including current, MU-sponsored, "Red Socks and the Guitar" summer guitar festival held annually in Chartres, France.