James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition

June 4 - 7, 2020

presented in cooperation with the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and the

Cleveland Institute of Music

Mark Delpriora (USA) Mark Delpriora has enjoyed a tripartite career as a composer, performer, and educator.

As a composer his works have been performed all over the world and have been published by Editions Orphee, Bèrben Edizioni Musical, Les Productions d'Oz, and Mel Bay. They have also been recorded on Naxos, Brilliant Classics, and Baros Records. Delpriora’s work “Variations on a Theme by Sor” was chosen as the set piece for the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition (ICAC).

As a performer, Delpriora’s New York Debut was praised by the New York Times: "The first notes of Mark Delpriora's guitar recital established him as a musician of authority. In a little Mozart transcription by Julian Bream he showed a rare feeling for the specific gravity of a Mozartean phrase, for the inevitability of its rise and fall. Delpriora is a guitarist to be reckoned with. "

He has recorded for Philips and Koch International Classics and for Cantilena Records with flutist Laurel Zucker. His professional travels have taken him throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, and Greece.

Mark Delpriora has served as faculty member and chair of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music and as teacher of guitar studies in the undergraduate department of the Juilliard School. In addition, he has taught master classes at the Eastman School of Music; Oberlin; the Nakas Conservatory in Athens, Greece; the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil; and the Ligita Festival, Liechtenstein.

Artist's webpage: msmnyc.edu/faculty/mark-delpriora