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PAT BIANCULLI

Pat received his M. Mus. degree from Stony Brook University in 1981, studying with Jerry Willard. He made his New York solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1983. Tim Page, of the New York Times, describing Mr. Bianculli's performance of J.S. Bach, said, "...a sensitive musician...he juxtaposed workmanlike playing with passages of real inspiration". And of his Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten ..."{Mr. Bianculli} was true to the works improvisatory quality, calling up some ominous, shimmering overtones from the instrument".

Pat has been on the faculties of Long Island University, and the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado. He was co-founder of the music festival, “Songe d'été en musique Music School and Festival in Courcelles, Quebec in 2006, and has performed extensively throughout the US, Canada Europe and the Caribbean.

In 1999, he released his first CD with guitarist Harris Becker entitled "Catgut Flambo". Pat, with his wife, Kathleen McDonald, released “Hill of Slane-Psalms, Sonatas & Sojourns”, a collection of music for flute and guitar. Dr. Ray Tuttle, reviewer for classical.net, writes: “They are dedicated, polished musicians, with a will to communicate, not just with their listeners, but with each other. In its own modest way, this is a "feel good" CD – perfect at the end of a trying day”. Cherry Lane Music (part of Hal Leonard) has published two of his educational books; "Learn Folk Guitar with the Music of John Denver", (October 2005) and "101 Tips and Tricks for the Acoustic Guitar", (2004).

He was admitted to the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program as a Practical Examiner in Guitar in Nov. 2015 and is currently teaching guitar and IB Music at UNIS.


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