Steven Novacek, who’s playing has been described as “...warm, lively and synchronous.” (Tim Page, The New York Times), “…cleanly, with as much expressivity and flexibility as is proper to the music, and with an attractively warm tone.” (John Duarte, Gramophone), has long demonstrated a performance versatility unique among guitarists. His professional concert repertoire is all encompassing, equally balanced between solo, duo, trio, chamber and orchestral concerti works. Mr. Novacek has appeared at numerous festivals and concert halls in North America and Europe including Merkin Hall (New York); Benaroya Hall and Meany Theater (Seattle); Recountres Internationales de la Guitare (France); the Guitar Foundation of America (Denver); Colorado Music Festival; the Abbey Bach Festival (Oregon); EXPO ’86 (British Columbia); and the American Guitar Society (Los Angeles).
Appearing on several recordings for the Ambassador, Overture, Naxos and Klavier labels, his discography includes: Tangos and Valses; Guitar Music of the Americas; The Gypsy Influence; NOVARAGS; Works of Fernando Sor,Op.33 and 35; The Romantic Gypsy; and Novacek - Bissiri, Classical Guitar Duo. Currently, Mr. Novacek directs the guitar and lute program at the University of Washington and the classical guitar department at Cornish College of the Arts.
"...warm, lively and synchronous."---THE NEW YORK TIMES
"...performed with a degree of grace and serenity that is almost breathtaking." ---THE VANCOUVER SUN
"...thoroughly enjoyable, both for the quality of the music and for the vitality with which it is performed." ---CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE
"...playing of this quality is certainly a rare delight." ---THE IRISH TIMES