[Artist's picture]

William Feasley, guitar

William Feasley was born in Roseburg Oregon and attended the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City before becoming the first guitarist to receive the Peabody Conservatory's coveted Artist Diploma. Selected to play for Andres Segovia at the Master's historic last class at the University of Southern California he was later featured on the CBS special "Eulogy of Segovia". Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet, where he performed Rodrigo's "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre" and "Concierto de Aranjuez" for Lou Christianson's Ballet "Don Juan", Mr. Feasley has concertized extensively both in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Feasley has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a Gold Medal in the 1987 Panhellenic Guitar Competition in Athens, Greece, 1990 and 1995 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards (with his partner Vladimir Lande in the highly acclaimed oboe and guitar duo the D'Amore Duo) and a 1996 Governor's Citation for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts in Maryland, where he currently resides.

William Feasley maintains an active touring schedule both as a soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared in such festivals as the Ohrid Spoleto Festival in Macedonia and venues such as St. Martin in the Fields in London, the National Gallery, The Phillips Collection and the Washington National Cathedral. He has toured with such orchestras as the Russian Chamber Orchestra "Musica Viva" (Alexander Rudin, Conductor), appeared live on ABC International Radio in Sydney, Australia and live television across Eastern Europe. Recent tours have included Spain, the Caribbean, Greece, Yugoslavia, New Zealand, Australia, and Iceland.

William Feasley is currently Artist in Residence at the University of Maryland and on the faculty of The Levine School of Washington, D.C.

S022581CD - American Sketches
S022587CD - Echoes of Goya
S022598CD - Shenandoah

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