Grammy-nominated guitarist / composer Dr. José Lezcano has captivated audiences on four continents. In programs of South American and original works, he has appeared in major venues and festivals, including Carnegie Recital Hall, the NYC North-South Consonance Series, Spain, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, China, Germany, and the Czech Republic as recitalist and concerto soloist. Described in 2012 by Fanfare Magazine as "an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer," Jose has earned numerous professional recognitions, including first prize in the MTNA National Guitar Competition, the NHSAC Individual Artist Fellowship, NHMTA Composer of the Year (twice), KSC Distinguished Research Award, and a Fulbright Award to Ecuador. For his work on a 2007 CD, Remembrances/Recuerdos," Jose was nominated for Grammys in two categories: "Best Contemporary Composition" (José's guitar concerto) and "Best soloist with orchestra. José earned degrees from Peabody Conservatory (BM guitar), University of South Carolina (MM guitar), and FSU (Ph.D. Music Theory), and is Professor of Music at Keene State College. His guitar students have been frequent winners of the College's highest awards and scholarships.
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