Lawrence Ferrara, classical guitar

Friday, March 3, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of Lawrence Ferrara
The New York Times has described Lecturer Lawrence Ferrara's classical guitar playing as "subtle, intimate and inherently musical" and called him "an excellent musician." The San Francisco Chronicle writes: "Ferrara has an exceptional style, pure and sweet, rhythmically precise yet supple ... playing everything with elegant grace and a notably serious feeling for introspection." Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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Ferrara has the distinction of being the first guitarist to receive a Master’s degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Julian Bream, George Sakellariou and Michael Lorimer. He has performed major recitals in San Francisco, Toronto, Barcelona, Sydney Australia, Los Angeles and at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. He has performed with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Bay Chamber Symphony, Classical Philharmonic and San Francisco Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestra and New Music Ensemble.

Ferrara was twice prize winner at the Carmel Classic Guitar Competition, served on the music advisory panel to the National Endowment of the Arts and won the California Virtual Campus Award for Best Online Teaching Website for his course on music appreciation. He is the author and performer of “The Student Repertoire Series for Guitar.”


Lawrence Ferrara