Anisa Angarola
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The best kept secret in music

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"(Music & Dance Reviews) Irish Airs & Dances"

"Angarola's fresh, evocative arrangements buoy this 14-track collection as much as her lithe, direct playing...ensemble reels, though,are nimble joys nicely balanced by the moody airs for guitars and flutes." - Los Angeles Times


"Let's Talk Classical Guitar"

"Billings Symphony Orchestra presented...guitarist Anisa Angarola performing works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Hector Villa-Lobos. Both were wonderful performances, but the Villa-Lobos piece, having been written for Segovia, had a challenging cadenza that really allowed Angarola to shine." - Billings Outpost


"Reviews"

"...elegant polished performances" (Review of Angarola recording: Music of Giuliani) - Frets Magazine


"Anisa Angarola, PUERTAS DE MADRID: Works by Torroba & Turina"

"Angarola’s playing reveals a deep understanding of the way in which these composers balanced elements of light and shade, texture, and color. Torroba’s Sonatina and Turina’s Sonata are beautifully played.." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


"Hardester Singers Reveal Soul of Music"

"Playing the crucial solos...was Anisa Angarola. Angarola, appropriately gowned in flaming red, was at her virtuosic best in the flamenco-flavored "La Guitarra" and the dance rhythm sections...the entire work...did provide a splendid vehicle to show the artist's phenomenal command of her instrument." - Torrance Daily Breeze


"CONCERT REVIEWS"

"...a relaxed and authoritative performance" - Houston Chronicle


"Guitar Reviews: IRISH AIRS & DANCES"

"...a strong, clear sound capable of subtle shading... she is sensitive to the style, knows how to articulate it clearly and is an excellent arranger." - New York Guitar Review-Brian Hodel


"Birdwatcher Hill"

"Don't look now, but it's Paddy Keenan on pipes and whistles, Seamus Connolly on fiddle, and Tommy Hayes on percussion accompanying this talented, expressive guitarist, Anisa Angarola, in this stunning release that showcases her melodic expressivity and knack for bringing out the solo voice of the guitar; rather than serving as the strumming backdrop for the traditionally melodic instruments, she steps forward in this album, drawing attention to the nimble and agile voice of her instrument. Ranging from misty and haunting airs to breathlessly vibrant jigs, this is a definite must for any fan of Irish music." - CDBaby


Discography

Birdwatcher Hill - Traditional and original Celtic dances

Puertas de Madrid - Spanish Classical solo guitar

Pastorale - w/ Valarie King flutist, classical and folk
Irish Airs and Dances - Celtic music on classical guitar with traditional instruments

Numerous Carolan recordings with Joemy Wilson for Dargason Music

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - Orpharion Records

El Amor Brujo - GHS

Notes from my Mind--Seamus Connolly, fiddle

Music of Giuliani - w/Valarie King, flute and guitar

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Bio

Classical guitarist Anisa Angarola concertized for ten years with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet which she founded in 1979-1980. She has performed throughout the United States and Mexico as well as in London, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Brussels, Madrid, and extensively in the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Germany, appearing at the International Cervantino Festival, International Arts Festival in Hong Kong directed by Andre Previn, etc...She has also appeared as a recital and symphony soloist, in duo with Angel Romero, performed for Andres Segovia, as well as arranged, produced, and performed on numerous recordings. Her Irish Airs and Dances, for Dargason Music was on the ballot of the 1991 Grammy awards and her international festival work in Ireland with Seamus Connolly has been recorded for the archives of Radio Telefis Eireann.

Genres: Solo classical guitar/ classical guitar in concerto/ acoustic Celtic music in a traditional ornamented style on a classical guitar with traditional instruments comprising the other sounds.