Lyle Sheffler returns with a program including works by Alonso Mudarra, Manuel de Falla, Augustin Barrios, Dietmar Ungerank, Isaac AlbÃ©niz, Leo Brouwer, George Frideric Handel and Fernando Sor.
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Lyle began playing classical guitar at the age of seven and made his first public appearance at the age of eight. Acclaimed for his artistry, warm tone, and captivating programs, he has played at Carnegie Hall and The Tilles Center in New York, at the Hanoi Opera House and numerous other concert halls around the globe, and in Bay Area venues including Freight and Salvage. In addition to solo recitals, Lyle has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras with Joaquin Rodrigoâ€™s â€œFantasia para un Gentilhombreâ€ and Antonio Vivaldiâ€™s “Guitar Concerto in D Major.”
In the fall of 2012, Lyle was invited to tour the Middle East and Asia with Celebrity Cruises as a solo classical guitarist. He was also selected to participate in the prestigious Ile de RÃ© International Guitar Festival in France, led by guitar virtuoso Philippe Villa in 2010. While in France, Lyle was hand picked to perform in a solo concert held open to the public, as well as to play first guitar in several different chamber ensembles. During the summer of 2009, Lyle was awarded the opportunity to participate in both the Iserlohn Classical Guitar Festival in Germany and the Polish Guitar Academy in Poznan, Poland. There, he performed both in ensembles and as a soloist. He has participated in master classes with world-renowned artists including Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, and many others.
Lyle earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied under the tutelage Ray Chester. Lyle received his Master of Music degree in classical guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Guitar Foundation of America competition winner and Naxos recording artist Marc Teicholz and department chair David Tanenbaum. As a performer, Lyle has become an integral part of the San Francisco music community, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He also maintains a thriving teaching studio and is now accepting students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides classical guitar, he is proficient on double bass, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, and lute.
Lyle currently plays on a spruce double-top super concert guitar hand built by Jeroen Hilhorst.
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