Alex Komodore

Professor

Department: Music

Alex Komodore

Topics

Music

Expertise

  • Classical guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo
  • Theorbo

About

Alex Komodore is a Denver-based virtuoso guitarist. His powerful interpretations, formidable technique, and natural musicianship have won unanimous praise from critics, audiences, and many of the world’s finest guitarists. First Prize National winner in the Music Teachers National Association 1985 guitar category, his subsequent appearances on NPR and PBS broadcasts brought swift national acclaim. John Dileberto of PBS Echoes, gave his collaborative 1990 CD Redstone with flutist Rod Garnett a rare highest rating, which also earned the coveted “Best of Westword” best classical recording of 1990. He has played as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra soloist in virtually every concert venue along the Front Range. He has performed extensively across the United States, including at New York’s Town Hall at the age of 11, a solo recital in historic New York’s St. Paul’s Chapel at the age of 16, and an appearance at the United Nations while still a music performance major at New York University. His 1994 solo debut recording Passport won praises from several of the world’s most prominent guitarists, including Christopher Parkening and Sharon Isbin, both who hailed his interpretation of Carlo Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba as “Terrific!” Of his cd, David Russell, remarked, “Played with beautiful atmosphere, and great skill.”  His many CD appearances on Etherean, Folk Era, Delos, Salt, and Poco a Poco labels have received global distribution, including worldwide airplay at the 1992 Summer Olympics from Barcelona. His recordings and appearances with top-notch choral ensembles such as Kantori and the St. John’s Cathedral Choir have also received national acclaim. His columns on guitar technique and advice have also been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine.

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