A. Wallace, classical guitarist & composer, Antrim
Frank Wallace enjoyes a career as a classical guitarist/singer
and player of early guitars, vihuela de mano and lute. A graduate
of the San Francisco Conservatory in 1974, he joined the guitar
faculty the New England Conservatory in 1976. In the early
'80s he began full-time performance of medieval and renaissance
music with his ensemble LiveOak and Company. Performances
of early music were given at major festivals such as The Utrecht
Early Music Festival, Gegensburg Tage Alte Musik, Boston Early
Music Festival, and the Lute Society of America.
1991, he has returned to the classical guitar both as a composer
and as a master of the romantic (19th century) guitar, performing
with soprano Nancy Knowles as Duo LiveOak. In 1996 and 1997,
Frank Wallace published two books of his own arrangements
of Renaissance music. His compositions for classical guitar
will be published later this year. His recordings have been
released on Titanic Records, Musical Heritage Society, and
Wallace teaches at his home in Antrim NH and at the Two Rivers Music School in Peterborough NH. He has taught guitar for over thirty years and is highly appreciated for his patience and expertise in teaching children and adults of all ages.
Arts Council Fellowship is an honor that will help him generate
more work. He has had to travel extensively to make an income.
His recent activities have grown to include composition (for
his soul), local teaching (for soul and cash), and other commercial
endeavors (for cash). In his application Wallace wrote, "Increased
awareness of my work could only help each activity to be more
fulfilling, but primarily to receive financial reward for
my dearest love--composition--would be a spiritual boost as
well as a practical benefit."
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May 3, 2006