Harry George Pellegrin

Harry George Pellegrin

BandClassicalAcoustic

Refined, intimate classical music for corporate events, dinner parties, cocktail hours, weddings and any event that must be special!

Biography

Harry George Pellegrin lives a life of music. It began with piano lessons at the age of five and bass at eleven. At the age of thirteen he picked up a guitar and hasn’t put it down since.

He studied classic guitar at Manhattan’s prestigious Mannes College of Music. Here, he honed his talents under the late pedagogue Albert Valdés-Blain and recitalist Eliot Fisk. Both of these guitarists are noted students of Andre Segovia. Mr. Pellegrin received training at guitar master classes with David Russell, John Duarte, Ben Verdery and Kostas Kotsiolis.

After years of performing, Harry opened a guitar studio in New York City which operated for many years until he moved to upstate New York. Currently, Mr. Pellegrin teaches through Jay Street Music and as a member of the faculty of Union College in Schenectady. He has been a contributing writer for “Soundboard: The Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America”. He is the author of “Classic Guitar Method” and also dabbles in fiction writing with, “Low End”, Deep End” and the Gary Morrissey series of mystery novels.

Harry George Pellegrin has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and other venues in New York City, Saint Louis and Tulsa. He plays many charity events like the 50th Anniversary Fashion Show/Luncheon for the Schenectady Symphony and The Saratoga Springs Annual Old Bags Luncheon. Mr. Pellegrin, his wife and family currently live in Upstate New York.

The Guitar, Mr. Pellegrin’s second classical guitar album, is a collection of pieces including early music composed for the Renaissance lute and Vihuela de mano, Classical and Romantic period offerings, as well as 20th Century pieces and original music written by Mr. Pellegrin. Recorded at SBR Studios with N.S. “Buck” Brundage engineering and producing, The Guitar was mastered by multi-Grammy award winning engineer Phil Magnotti.

Discography

The Guitar, release date: May 1, 2008. Label: PAB Entertainment Group.

Set List


Five Anonymous Renaissance Lute Pieces 4 m
Scherzo Mauro Giuliani 4 m 45 s
Four Short Pieces Francisco Tárrega 6 m
Lágrima
Adelita
Mazurka
Mazurka en Sol
Variations on a Theme of Mozart (Magic Flute) Fernando Sor 7 m
Capricho Árabe Francisco Tárrega 4 m 42 s
Two Catalan Folk Melodies Arr. Miguel Llobet
El Noi de la Mare 2 m 38 s

Testament de Amelia 1 m 42s

Choro Typico Heitor Villa-Lobos 3 m
Two Waltzes Antonio Lauro 4 m
Le Clochard Jan Akkerman 3 m 23 s
Elaine Harry G. Pellegrin 3 m 28s
Waltz for Agustin Harry G. Pellegrin 1 m 42 s
Nacht Tanz Harry G. Pellegrin 4 m 28s

(Two encore pieces will be available if required.)