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Bianculli, Pasquale

Pasquale Bianculli - portrait.

Pasquale Bianculli – Classical guitarist, teacher, arranger, author and recording artist, Pat was born and raised in Brooklyn NY, and began playing the guitar at the age of 13. His earliest musical influence was his father, Philip.

He began his classical studies at the Guitar Workshop in Oyster Bay, NY with Jerry Willard and Edgard Dana. Pat received his M. Mus. degree from Stony Brook University in 1981. Other teachers and coaches have included Alexandre Lagoya, Angel Romero and Timothy Walker.

Pat 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". Other concerts have been throughout the world, in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada the Caribbean and across the United States.

He has recorded two CD’s, one in 1999, with guitarist Harris Becker entitled "Catgut Flambo". With his wife, Kathleen McDonald, they released “Hill of Slane-Psalms, Sonatas & Sojourns”, a collection of music for flute and guitar in 2008. Classical.net writes: “They are dedicated, polished musicians, with a will to communicate, not just with their listeners, but with each other. In its modest way, this is a "feel good" CD – perfect at the end of a trying day”.

Pat held the post of Senior Tutor in Guitar and Music History at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. He has been on the faculties of Dowling College, LIU/Post and the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado and currently teaches guitar and IB music at the United Nations International School in New York. He is a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program and is one of the first American Guitar Examiners in this Canadian program.

Cherry Lane Music 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).