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Fletcher: Classical Guitarist Extraordinaire
Thursday, October 6, 2011
6:30-8:00 pm
St. Xavier University, McGuire Hall
Sponsored by the SXU Library

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at age seven with John Sutherland. In 1983 he made his formal debut, at age fifteen, under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Wrote the critic of The Cherokee Scout, “He has technical facility but what one remembers about his playing is the nuances, the poetical phrasing, dynamic and tonal changes, his harmonics, his cadences.”

In 1980 classical guitarist José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long master class in Atlanta, Georgia. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, and played music by Bach and Carcassi.

Mr. Fletcher furthered his studies in master classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia, and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the Christopher Parkening master class, he was chosen to play in the student recital two consecutive years, and in 1988 the class was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). In 1990 the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition. In 1995 he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.