Annalisa was very kind and professional. The music we discussed was performed beautifully and it really did enrich the reception. It was done as a gift to the bride and groom and she told me how grateful she was and that she really loved the songs played, especially the songs she recognized as some of her all-time favorites. So thank you, Annalisa. I will definitely need to buy your new album!
" ALL IN ALL, A DELIGHT"--Seattle Post Intelligencer
" (Ms. Ewald) PLAYED WITH POLISH AND PANACHE." --International Review of Music
"EXQUISITE" --Downtown Magazine, NYC
"A RICHLY-SOUNDING GUITAR…WELL-PLAYED"--The News-Times, Santa Barbara.
If your goal is an enchanted event that will create beautiful memories for a lifetime, you should meet classical guitarist Annalisa Ewald. Her skills embrace the passionate music of distinguished Latin-American composers, the fire of flamenco, and the great guitar composers of Europe. Annalisa has won numerous prestigious awards for her solo concert series and has received praise for her performances at the Villa-Lobos, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Santa Barbara Bach Festival. She was the featured soloist for the Santa Barbara Fiesta Orchestra for Rodrigo's iconic Concierto D'Aranguez.
A valued performer for private events, Annalisa is also sought after for corporate functions, where her performance adds charm with refined classical repertoire and refreshing vitality with her curated Latin and flamenco repertoire. In addition to hundreds of brides and party-givers, past corporate clients include: Fidelity Investments, USTA Open, Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, Philips, Rolex Equestrian Exhibition and more.
At age 14 Annalisa was chosen as the protégée of Sophocles Papas, friend and colleague of the legendary Spanish guitarist, Andrés Segovia, who groomed her for the concert stage. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory and Bard College, B.A. Classical Guitar Performance. She was the private student of ICM concert artist Turan-Mirza Kamal and the internationally renowned international, Patrick O'Brien, founding professor of JUILLIARD Historical Plucked Strings Department. Her first solo album, "Annalisa Ewald Live at the Factory Underground" charted in the Billboard Top Ten (classical). Annalisa specializes in Latin American, Spanish and flamenco music and also performs with harpist Richard Spendio if desired (additional fee applies).