Biography, reviews, publications, recordings and further career information in English, French, German, Italian and Dutch is available at www.AnthonyGlise.com.
The only American-born guitarist to win First Prize at the International Toscanini Competition (Italy), Anthony Glise is a product of the Konservatorium der Stadt (Vienna) and the New England Conservatory (Boston) with additional study at Harvard University, the Université Catholique de Lille (France) the Universität-Wien (Vienna, Austria), ARCUM [Assn. Romana Cultori dela Musica], (Rome, Italy) and the Accademia di Studi "L'Ottocento" (Vigevano, Italy).
Anthony has been awarded diplomas and performed at such festivals as Festival des Artes (Hautecombe), Ville Sable sur Sarthe (France), and the Nemzetközi Gitárfesztivál (Hungary). Concert appearances have included Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (New York), Vienna International Center (Austria), Estate Chitarristica (Stressa, Italy), Nouveau Siécle (France) and major cities throughout the US.
In addition to traditional classical repertoire, concerts often include 19th-Century works performed on a priceless 1828 Staufer Viennese guitar. Anthony is also founder of the contemporary classical music ensemble, "The Nova Project®." Guest artists on those CDs feature members of the French National Orchestra as well as some of the world's leading rock, jazz and classical musicians.
Anthony's commitment to the art has led to many diversified activities. His writings have been published extensively in The Soundboard (US), Guitar International (England) and Gitarre und Laute (Germany). He has acted as an Artist-in-Residence and Touring Artist for a number of US state arts councils and similar European programs. He is also the editor of the internationally-acclaimed series of guitar music, "The Anthony Glise Editions," published by Willis Music Company and "The Anthony Glise Urtext Editions" by Mel Bay Publications.
His books for Mel Bay include Classical Guitar Pedagogy - A Handbook for Teachers which is the leading university textbook for guitar pedagogy, used throughout the US, Canada and Australia as well as at the Conservatoire National de Paris (France) and the University of San Paulo (Brazil).
A prolific composer, Anthony's original compositions have been premiered in such cities as New York, Chicago, Rome, Vienna, Lille (France) and Esztergom (Hungary).
His recordings (with active 40-country distribution) include traditional works (solo, chamber, orchestral and ballet) as well as original compositions for such labels as Éclipse (France), Young Recording Artists (US), HEM (Budapest) and Dorian Recordings (New York). His first album, Overview, was chosen as one of the year's "Top-5 Classical Releases" by Vienna Life Magazine (Vienna, Austria).
Anthony lectures at the Academy for the Study of 19th-Century Music (Italy) and teaches regularly at Festival Sablonceaux (France). When not on tour, he lives and teaches part-time in the Flanders region of Northern France, part-time in the Black Forest region of Germany and is an adjunct professor of music in the US at Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, Missouri).
For published documentation about Anthony Glise, cf.:
Summerfield, Maurice. The Classic Guitar. It's Evolution, Players and Personalities since 1800. London: Ashley Mark Publishing, 2002.
Who's Who in America. New Providence: Marquis, 2003.
Guitar Foundation of America Archives. (attn: Music Library, University of Ohio, Columbus).
And on the Internet:
Mel Bay Publications (Pacific, MO, US) for publications.
Willis Music Company (Cincinnati, US) for publications.
LaBella String Company (New York, US) for endorsement.
Audio Technica Microphones (USA) for endorsement.
Marshall Amplification (London) for endorsement.
Gioachino Giussani Guitars (Anghiari-Arezzo, Italy) for endorsement.