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Nicholas Goluses

  • Guitarist
  • Teacher

Biography

Nicholas Goluses: The Generalanzeiber (Bonn, Germany), acclaimed: "Goluses reached the highest levels of instrumental virtuosity." Nicholas Goluses appears as soloist, chamber music player and with orchestras across North America, South America, Europe, and the Far East to critical acclaim.
Goluses records for BMG, NAXOS, and Albany Records. He has received wide critical and audience acclaim for his CD of Sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach: "Played with masterly control of form and substance" (Cleveland Plain Dealer); of his CD of late guitar works of Fernando Sor, Fanfare wrote: "Nicholas Goluses plays superlatively." and Classical Guitar (London) wrote "his performance compels the highest praise".
Nicholas Goluses is Professor of Guitar and director of the guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music, widely recognized as one of the world's leading centers for guitar study. Goluses has held the Andrés Segovia Faculty Chair at Manhattan School of Music where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and was the recipient of both the Pablo Casals Award "for Musical Accomplishment and Human Endeavor" and the Faculty Award of Distinguished Merit.
Dr. Goluses is in great demand for master classes at leading institutions throughout the world. Committed to performing new music for the guitar, Goluses has given world première performance of numerous concertos for guitar and orchestra as well as solo and chamber music by many of today's leading composers.
Most recently, Mr. Goluses participated as a soloist at the annual Toronto International Chamber Music Festival. A major upcoming guest engagement will be with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2005 when he will perform a new concerto written for him by the American composer Bill Dobbins.