Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Sartor is a top prize-winner of numerous international competitions, including First Prizes at the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition and the Schadt String Competition. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals in three continents to critical and public acclaim, and has appeared with orchestras such as the Buffalo Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony and SODRE (Uruguay) among others.
His debut solo recording for Fleur de Son Classics, “Red,” has received rave reviews and been broadcast on national radio. He also collaborated on Marc Regnier’s album “Radamés Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works for Guitar” on Dorian Sono Luminus, GRAMMY-nominated for best chamber music performance in 2010.
As an active pedagogue, Dr. Sartor has given numerous master-classes in universities and conservatories in the USA and abroad. He has designed and implemented successful guitar programs at the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School in Pittsburgh, PA and the Charleston Academy of Music in Charleston, SC. He is currently on the faculty of the New World School of the Arts, in Miami, FL.
Marco holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where he earned the Friedmann Prize for his doctoral thesis about the Tango and its deployment in contemporary works. He also received degrees from the College of Charleston and Carnegie Mellon University. His former teachers include Robert Ravera, Mario Payssé and Eduardo Fernández in Uruguay, and Marc Regnier, James Ferla and Benjamin Verdery in the USA. For more information, please visit MarcoSartor.com.