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Acoustic Caffeine: Michael Gratovich

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September 2, 2015


8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Gas Company Tower
Main Lobby
555 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Before heading to the office, join Arts Brookfield on the first Wednesday of every month through November for an early morning dose of coffee and acoustic music!

Michael Gratovich will perform selections from the classical guitar and Spanish guitar repertoire.

Michael Gratovich began playing classical guitar in Austin, Texas when he was eight years old. After many years of study with Dr. Matthew Hinsley, executive director of Austin Classical Guitar, Michael continued his musical education aunder the direction of legendary American classical guitarist Adam Holzman at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2014, Michael earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he is continuing in the Doctoral program with a Teaching Assistantship award. Michael currently studies classical guitar performance with founding members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Pepe Romero. He also studies flamenco guitar with Adam del Monte.

Michael has been an invited artist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Conspirare, with whom he recently recorded an album of new music due for release in late 2015. He is a prizewinner in several competitions, including first prizes in the 2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition and the 2014 Pacific Guitar Festival in Los Angeles, as well as second prize in the 2013 ASTA-LA Classical Guitar Competition. Additionally, he has been invited to perform in masterclasses with world-renowned artists including Kazuhito Yamashita, David Russell, Aniello Desiderio, and Alvaro Pierri.

Curated by Mak Grgic.

 

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