Grammy nominated classical guitarist Marc Regnier has won the attention and respect of critics, producers, and musicians for over three decades as a performer, recording artist and educator.
Mr. Regnier received his training in London with Timothy Walker (Professor, Royal Academy of Music and former student of Narcisco Yepes), at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Aaron Shearer, with Christopher Parkening (former student of Andrés Segovia), and with José Rey de la Torre (former student of Miguel LLobet). Mr. Regnier has collaborated and worked with such composers as Joaquín Nin-Culmell, Julian Orbón, David Maves and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis. He has appeared with orchestra, ensembles and as a soloist throughout the United States, South America, and Canada including several solo appearances at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall and San Francisco’s Herbst Hall. Marc Regnier has been described as that of “a master of his instrument” and “a musician of intelligence, lyricism and subtlety.” He has made several recordings for Naxos, Marco Polo, Sono Luminus and the Musical Heritage Society labels including a recently released CD, “Tempo Do Brasil,” on the Reference Recording label. His recordings have drawn such critical acclamation as “Rarely have the repertoire and the skills of a particular artist been combined as effectively … a significant recording on all accounts.” (Fanfare).
In 2011, his CD, “Radamés Gnattali: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar” was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Chamber Performance” category. Mr. Regnier’s music has been heard in more than 60 countries including National Public Radio, BBC, Ethiopian Airlines, Australian, and Singapore National Public Radio. As a recording artist, Mr. Regnier has recorded numerous times at the famous Skywalker Sound studios and has worked with some of the world’s best producers and engineers including Victor and Marina Ledin (multi Grammy nominated producers) and Leslie Ann Jones (multi Grammy winning engineer).
As an educator, Mr. Regnier frequently receives national and international invitations to conduct master classes and has appeared often as an adjudicator including The Parkening Young Guitarist Competition, several appearances for the Guitar Foundation of America Convention and International Competition, a convention he directed in 1999, and again as a host-director in 2012. He is currently a voting member of the Grammys and Latin Grammys and a member of the Guitar foundation of America. Mr. Regnier has several of his guitar transcriptions and fingerings published by Theodore Presser, Guitar Solo Publications and Max Eschig of Paris.
Marc Regnier Reviews:
“[Marc Regnier’s] carefully selected recital works in favor of chamber ecstasies that are just not heard that often in this sort of music. …Considering Regnier’s gorgeous tone and flexible technique…we come away with a refreshing splash on the face – a clear, clean tonic that is bracing, beautiful, and cobweb-clearing on all counts. … A dip in crystal waters to be sure, not to be missed!” —Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition