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Classical Guitar Performance by Peter Fletcher

CLASSICAL GUITARIST PETER FLETCHER PERFORMS AT THE LIVERMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2 pm.  There is no charge for this event.

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland.  In 1980 maestro José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long Master Class in Atlanta, GA. Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi.  In December 1983, he made his formal debut at the age of fifteen under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina.   

Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia, and Pepe Romero.  As a performer in the Christopher Parkening Master Class in 1988, he was broadcast on National Public Radio.  In 1990, the Music Teacher’s National Association awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition, and in 1995 he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

In October 2014, Fletcher performed at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL, and the Pro-Mozart Society Concert Series in Atlanta, GA—all part of a nationwide tour.  In 2016, he presented a solo recital at the prestigious Tryon Fine Arts Center in North Carolina.  In May 2017, Fletcher performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  

Peter Fletcher’s three recordings, The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital, and Federico Mompou: Guitar Works, have received critical acclaim. In September 2005 Centaur Records released Peter Fletcher Plays Erik SatiePeter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar was released in 2008 on the Tower Hill Recordings label.


Current recordings involve an all-Grieg album, for which he himself wrote the guitar transcriptions, released in 2014 on Centaur Records, and a self-released Christmas album in 2015. His current CD features live performances of Bach’s First Lute Suite, Ravel’s Empress of the Pagodas, Leyenda and Sevilla by Albeniz, and music by Tansman, Reusner, Couperin, de Visee, Satie and Carlo Domeniconi.  

Fletcher divides his time between Detroit, where he recently purchased a vintage home in the historic North Rosedale Park neighborhood, and New York City.  For more information, visit www.peterfletcher.com.  

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten Fletcher’s concert at the library as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series.   For additional events, check the online Events Calendar.