The title of this Eroica CD,Danza (Dance)is a perfect one word descrtiption of what you will hear when you play the following electrifying selections by one of the greatest young guitarists of our time
Hector Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Suite Populaire Brésilienne
1. Mazurka - Chôro
2. Schottish - Chôro
3. Valsa - Chôro
4. Gavotta - Chôro
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Grand Sonata in A major (M.S. 3)*
6. Allegro Rissoluto
8. Andantino Variato
Jorge Morel (b. 1931)*
9. Danza in E minor
10. Peruvian Folk Song (Traditional)
* Please note: Tracks 6-8 performed on a replica of a Johann Stauffer guitar (ca. 1820) built by Jack Sanders
Scott Morris began playing the guitar at the age of nine, studying with Brian Hostetler in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the age of seventeen he moved to Los Angeles to continue his studies; he received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern California. In 1994 he moved to New England, where he completed his Master of Music degree and graduated with honors from Yale University. Mr. Morris has also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with Pepe Romero at the Internationalen Sommerakademie. Scott spent three consecutive summers studying at the Aspen Music Festival. In masterclasses, he has played for Eliot Fisk, David Russell, Norbert Kraft, David Leisner, David Tanenbaum, and Anthony Newman, among others. His main teachers have been Eilliam Kanengeiser, Scott Tennant, John Dearman, Sharon Isbin, and Benjamin Verdery.
Scott has been awarded scholarships and prizes by the American String Teachers Association, CSU Summer Arts, The Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association, The Aspen Music Festival, Artists International and the Yale School of Music.
He has performed throughout North America as well as in Europe. In April of 1998, he gave his New York debut at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Morris has also made several radio appearances including Music of the Americas on KPFK in Los Angeles and John Schneider's Soundboard.
Scott Morris is a member of the music faculty at Fullerton College (Orange County, California), Cerritos College (Los Angeles), and The Cazadeo Performing Arts Summer Festival (Northern California). He is also a proud member of the J. D'Addario & Co., Inc., performance artist family.