Known for being a "communicative player with natural musicality," Nick Cutroneo is an up and coming classical guitarist of the new generation. An active performer, Mr. Cutroneo has played concerts throughout the United States and Italy. Mr. Cutroneo was chosen to perform Tedesco’s Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet with the Hartt School’s string quartet-in-residence, the Miami String Quartet during the spring of 2009. He was also named finalist in the Hartt School’s 2008 Paranov Concerto Competition and semifinalist at the Boston GuitarFest 2008. An active chamber musician, Mr. Cutroneo is co-founder of the violin and guitar duo Tempo del Fuoco and the New England Guitar Quartet
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Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Known for being a “communicative player with natural musicality,”Nick Cutroneois an up and coming classical guitarist of the new generation. As an active performer, Mr. Cutroneo has performed extensively throughout the United States and Italy. As a highly
sought after chamber musician, Mr. Cutroneo is currently involved with theNew England Guitar Quartetas well as a ﬂute and guitar duo with ﬂutist Melanie Chirignan. Previously, he toured extensively with the violin and guitar duoTempo del Fuocoand
performed regularly with Blackledge Music Inc and the Northeast New Music Collective. During his time at The Hartt School, Mr. Cutroneo was a member of the prestigiousPerformance 20/20honors chamber music program.
Devoted to not only the standard repertoire, Mr. Cutroneo has premiered many new works for the classical guitar by EMMY Award Winning Composer Sean Pallatroni, Thomas Schuttenhelm, Frank Wallace, and a Guitar Concerto written and dedicated to him by Dan Lis. Mr. Cutroneo was featured in the Miami String Quartet Competition Winnersʼ Concert. He has also been named ﬁnalist in the Hartt Schoolʼs Paranov Concerto Competition and Semiﬁnalist in the Boston GuitarFest Adult Competition.
Active in the community, Mr. Cutroneo performs regularly at assisted living facilities and public libraries providing an enjoyable and varied musical as well as educational experience. He also provides master classes and clinics to public school music programs. These classes are meant to further interest in the classical guitar to students who might not otherwise be exposed to the instrument.
As a high school senior, Mr. Cutroneo attended the Pre-College division at the Juilliard School of Music and studied with Antigoni Goni. He earned both his Masters and Bachelors in Classical Guitar Performance at the Hartt School of Music studying with Richard Provost. During his studies as a masters student at Hartt, Mr. Cutroneo completed the Long Term Suzuki Pedagogy program studying with David Madsen. He is the ﬁrst person in the country to hold a masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Guitar Pedagogy.
Mr. Cutroneo currently serves on faculty at Central Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College. In addition, he maintains an active private teaching studio based out of Manchester, CT.
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