Yuri Liberzon, guitar
A diverse classical guitar program featuring baroque to contemporary composers including Fernando Sor, Domenico Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Sergei Rudnev, Keith Jarrett, and Astor Piazzolla. Russian-born and Israeli-raised guitarist Yuri Liberzon ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists in the United States and the world. His playing has been described as “transcendent technical prowess at the service of gracious musicality. He is a natural born guitarist”. His debut album Ascension was released to both domestic and international listeners in July 2015. It wasn’t long before the album received a stunning review from classical music critic Dan Cohen at The Muse’s Muse. He writes: “…he’s all about melody, all about communication, all about heart. It’s his Ascension, to be sure, but he wants to take us with him. My advice to you-drop everything and go!” Yuri’s success in the United States began with full scholarships to study with two of the worlds leading guitar figures: Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and Benjamin Verdery at Yale University School of Music. Mr. Liberzon went on to successfully complete his Graduate Performance Diploma and Bachelors degree from Peabody and finally a Masters degree from Yale. His skills have also earned special recognition by the USCIS; Mr. Liberzon was granted Alien of Extraordinary Ability United States Permanent Residency based on his achievements in the music field. In addition to arrangements and transcriptions, his expertise has also been called on to judge competitions in the United States, most notably the Beatty Music Competition for the Classical Guitar in Washington D.C. For more information please visit yuriguitar.com.