Guitar, New England ConservatoryGuitarist Eliot Fisk is known worldwide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. He is also celebrated for his willingness to take art music into unusual venues (including schools, senior centers,logging camps and prisons). After 45 years before the public he remains as his mentor Andres Segovia once wrote, “at the top line of our artistic world.” Called “the devil’s guitarist” by one critic (for his playing of Paganini) He has performed with orchestras such the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony, performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez; the Orchestra of St. Lukes, performing and recording Vivaldi, The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, premiering a new concerto by Daniel Bernard Roumain and The American Composers Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies premiering Robert Beaser’s Guitar Concerto. Eliot also premiered Luciano Berio’s Chemin V for guitar and chamber orchestra with the Orchester der Beethovenhalle conducted by the composer. The Chemin V like the Sequenza XI for solo guitar on which it is based was written for Mr. Fisk. Eliot Fisk has participated in numerous cross over projects with colleagues such as flamenco great Paco Pena; jazz guitarists Joe pass and Bill Frisell, as well as ongoing collaborations with classical artists such as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, Tenor Nicholas Phan, and cellist Yehuda Hanani and has recorded 2 CDs with his long time chamber music partner, flutist Paula Robison.