ANTHONY BEZ, ASCAP composer, began guitar studies at the age of five.  He began performing on a regular basis at the age of nine.  As a member of the Power Memorial Academy Orchestra he appeared at Alice Tully Hall yearly during High School.  During the ten years he worked for Luthier Juan Orozco Corporation, Aranjuez Strings and the Manhattan Institute of Guitar he came into personal contact with world renowned guitarists too numerous to mention.  Classical guitar debuts were made in his early teens at the Westchester Classical Guitar Society and in area churches.  Since then he has performed throughout the country as well as in Europe.  Mr. Bez has studied with guitarists Alice Artzt, Frank Koonce, Fredric Lehrman, Stephen Bell, Michael Dadap and Jorge Morel, among others.  He has been influenced by leading classical musicians and musicians of other genres as well as attending numerous master classes.  He is exciting as a Flamenco performer and has been featured as Flamenco Dance Theater’s guest soloist and accompanist.  He has also performed with “I Giulari di Piazza” of the St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City specializing in Medieval, Renaissance, and Southern Italian music.  He appeared in the off-Broadway MCC Theater production of Sueño and in the Dicapo Opera production of La Vida Breve. Mr. Bez premiered his original piece, Spirit Rocks, in collaboration with the Linda Diamond Dance Company in Woodstock in September 2000.  He has participated in performance for TIPA (Towards International Peace through the Arts) in conjunction with readings by personalities Tammy Grimes, Betsy Von Furstenburg and Fritz Weaver and has performed with the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.  He has performed in the homes of renowned artists, state legislators and diplomats.  The recipient of a grant from “Meet the Composer”, he is currently the Director of the Actor’s Shakespeare Company Consort in Hoboken, New Jersey and is also on the Artist Advisory Board of the Park Theater in Union City.  Mr. Bez is a devoted teacher and is presently on the faculty of the American Institute of Guitar.  His articles have appeared in Soundboard Magazine, the publication of the Guitar Foundation of America and NYlon Review.  His CD Holy Mountain of his own compositions has been featured on WNYC’s “New Sounds” and on Public Radio here in the United States and in Canada.  Other productions include a CD of “Morning Services”, a follow up solo CD Return to Mountain also recorded at the Dai Bosatsu International Zendo and recordings of “Waking in New York” as well as other pieces by the internationally acclaimed composer Elodie Lauten. Professional studies took place at Berklee College of Music, Arizona State University and Mannes College of Music.  Mr. Bez is a recipient of the Medal of Merit from the Costa Rican Consulate for his outstanding musical efforts in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance.





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