New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Jose Lezcano

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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Jose Lezcano performs Soleares from C. Romero's Suite Andaluza, for Westin Vermont audience
Jose plays selections from Latin Images including Lauro: Natalia, and Barrios: Allegro Solemne
Jose plays his own Guitar Concerto (2005) with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional del Peru, at Lima's Museo de la Nacion, September 2008
Jose and soprano Patricia Caicedo perform Jose's "Tango" from Alfonsina Songs
Jose and Franziska perform Argentine composer Maximo Diego Pujo's "Suite Magica." This program from a series, "Bards and Duendes," some programs feature works from the Americas, some from Mediterranean cultures.

I Have Worked With

  • November 2014

    John Page, conductor (617) 201-3505 john.page@portsmouthsymphony.org

  • Date: 5/2005
    Activity: Creation of a work of art (including commissions)
    Email: ns.concerts@att.net
    Phone: 518-852-8526

  • State: NY
    Date: 9/2007
    Activity: Creation of a work of art (including commissions)
    Email: mshubin@rochester.rr.com
    Phone: 585-385-2106

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Jose
Job Title/Position: 
Guitarist and composer
Fax: 
603-358-2973
Mailing Address: 
47 TAYLOR STREET
KEENE, NH 03431
Physical Address: 
Jose Lezcano 47 Taylor Street
Keene, NH 03431
Last Name: 
Lezcano
Phone: 
603-313-3027

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Grammy nominee, twice; for work as composer & soloistNew Hampshire State Arts Council Individual Artist FellowshipFulbright Research Award, EcuadorNHMTA Composer of the Year (twice)MTNA National Gtr Competition, 1st Pr.KSC Distinguished Res

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Depending on whether a concert or concert/lecture, I may require the following:Powerpoint projector, CD player, chair, small table, bottled water.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$750
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
Ph.D. Music Theory, MM and BM Guitar Performance
Fee Range Minimum: 
$350
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,200