Praised by musicians and critics worldwide, David Burgess is recognized
as one of today's outstanding guitarists. His international appearances
as soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls
throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Highlights
of recent seasons include a seven city concert tour of Europe,
recitals in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore,
Boston, Seattle, Houston and Nashville, along with numerous appearances
as an orchestral soloist, including featured performances with
the Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York and the American Chamber
Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
First prize winner in the Andres Segovia Fellowship Competition
in New York City, he also won top honors in the Ponce International
Competition in Mexico City, the Guitar '81 Competition in Toronto
and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich.
Mr. Burgess began studying guitar at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico
in Mexico City with the renowned Argentine guitarist, Manuel Lopez
Ramos. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at the University
of Washington, and later earned a Diploma di Merito, while on
full scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena,
Italy, where he studied with Oscar Ghiglia. From 1984-1987 he
received classes from the great Spanish maestro, Andres Segovia.
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