Hailed by NBC-5 as a guitarist who “…can make the guitar sing like it was invented to be in his hands,” native Oregonian Tye Austin will make his Royal Albert Hall debut on December 14, 2016 as first prize winner of the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, after winning multiple national and international competitions. He has performed with Grammy-winning musicians such as Sharon Isbin, Eliot Fisk, and Bela Fleck, and he’s been interviewed on National Public Radio. Tye is also an accomplished composer/arranger dedicated to expanding the guitar repertoire. The 2016-17 concert season will see the premiere of new chamber music Tye composed for the Boston Guitar Orchestra and his newly-formed Back Bay String Quartet. Thanks to a generous patronage and private scholarship, Tye graduated last Spring from the New England Conservatory with his Master of Music degree under the tutelage of legendary maestro Eliot Fisk (the last student of Andres Segovia). In addition to maintaing his active performance schedule, Tye also teaches guitar lessons at a local non-profit called Kithara Project, which provides guitar pedaggoy to Boston's low-income youth, as his was of "giving back" to the community. Tye plays a customized 2015 Steve Connor Guitar from Cape Cod, MA.
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Tye Austin, Classical Guitarist