PAST EVENT: Song Crafters and Guitar Masters Series: Scott Kritzer
The Majestic presents classical guitarist Scott Kritzer September 15th at 7:30PM. This world renowned guitarist and master teacher has had solo performances at Carnegie Hall and well as in prestigious concert halls all over the world.
“Kritzer combines a devotion to his instrument with a rare sense of musical values, and his regular guy personality demonstrates how foolishly we make distinctions between populist and elite”
-David Maclaine, Willamette Week
Scott Kritzer Biography
Mr. Kritzer’s consummate commitment to technical excellence as the solid structure beneath an unparalleled sense of musicality has brought him decades of accolades from audiences and critics alike, in concert halls in San Francisco, Frankfurt, Vancouver, B.C., Los Angeles, Sapporo, Japan, Washington, D.C., Munich, and New York. He has been featured in Japan’s Guitar Magazine, London’s Classical Guitar and Guitar International as well as in America’s Soundboard and Guitar Player magazines. He has debuted to critical acclaim in London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall. In 1996 he was chosen by then Senator Mark O. Hatfield to represent the State of Oregon in a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
He has performed on series that have included Itzhak Perlman, Ivo Pogorelic, Cecelia Bartoli and the Emerson and KRONOS String Quartets.In addition to his performing career, Mr. Kritzer is a highly sought after instructor of the classical guitar. His popular method is taught to both local students through private and informal workshops as well as to students from all parts of the United States, China, England, Norway, Dubai, and Ireland through an innovative internet format. Some of his students have won regional, national and international guitar competitions and have gone on to attend such notable institutions as The Julliard School, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Julliard School and his alma mater, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His annual retreat, Classical Guitar Immersion, held in late June in Portland, Oregon draws classical guitar aficionados worldwide. This year’s event runs from June 17-24th and, like years passed, is sold-out.
“Kritzer is clearly a guitarists’ guitarist. The sounds that comes from his instrument are exquisite.” -Phil Hunt, The Oregonion
“Scott Kritzer, an intelligent and self-assured musician…with a sure technique and a musical sensitivity…he created an inner life in his playing…a thinking and caring musician.” -Bernard Holland, The New York Times.