Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Sartor is a top prize winner in numerous international competitions, and has performed solo and chamber music recitals in three continents to critical and public acclaim. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Allentown Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, and SODRE in Uruguay.
His debut solo recording for Fleur de Son Classics, “Red,” has received rave reviews and been broadcast on national radio. Marco is also featured on Marc Regnier’s GRAMMY-Nominated album “Radamés Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works for Guitar” on Dorian Sono Luminus, and the recently released “Tempo do Brasil” on Reference Recordings.
Marco Sartor has been invited to give master-classes in universities and conservatories in the USA, Uruguay and Argentina. He has started the guitar programs at the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School in Pittsburgh and the Charleston Academy of Music in Charleston, SC. He currently directs the guitar program of the “System of Youth and Children Orchestras” in Uruguay.
Marco has completed the highly selective Master of Musical Arts program (Doctoral Residency) at Yale University, earning the Friedmann Prize for his thesis on Tango and its deployment in contemporary works. He also received degrees from the College of Charleston and Carnegie Mellon University. His former teachers include Robert Ravera, Mario Payssé and Eduardo Fernández in Uruguay, and Marc Regnier, James Ferla and Benjamin Verdery in the USA.
Marco Sartor Reviews:
“These same musicians brought us a disc of the music of Radames Gnatalli… I was impressed by that performance, and I took as much delight in this collection of solos and duos by various Brazilian composers. …most of the music is new to me, or at least rarely recorded‚the guitar world tends to look to solo works rather than chamber music from these composer, so it was nice to hear…If you love Brazilian music, you’ll find much pleasure here.” —Ken Keaton, American Record Guide