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The Nova Project — Live at Café Acoustic (St. Joseph: Aevia Group, 2011).

The Holy Sonnets (with guest artist, Ken Sugita, violinist, French National Orchestra). (St. Joseph: Aevia Group, 2014 [forthcoming]).




Anthony Glise (US/France—guitar /
vocals / composition)

With highly successful classical concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Vienna International Center, Nouveau Siècle (concert hall of the French National Orchestra), etc., Anthony is the only American-born guitarist to win First Prize at the International Toscanini Competition (Italy).
He has earned nine diplomas from seven countries, including those from the Konservatorium der Stadt (Vienna) and New England Conservatory (Boston) with additional study at Harvard, the Université Catholique de Lille (France), ARCUM (Rome) and the Accademia di Studi “L’Ottocento” (Vigevano, Italy).
Anthony is also the only guitarist awarded the “Individual Artist of the Year” by the Missouri Arts Council and has received diplomas and performed at festivals including Festival des Artes (Hautecombe), Ville Sable sur Sarthe (France), ARCUM (Rome), Nemzetközi Gitárfesztivál (Hungary), etc.
His traditional classical concerts often include 19th-Century works performed on a priceless 1828 Staufer Viennese guitar and US/European concerts with the avant-garde ensemble, The Nova Project, which feature his original compositions with classical / rock / jazz guitarist, Jason Riley (US). Past Nova Project guest artists include Japanese violinist, Ken Sugita (French National Orchestra-Lille), Kevin Gallagher (electric / classical guitarist - US), Jan Akkerman (Dutch guitar legend, formerly of the group, Focus - Holland) and Edwige DelleValle (’cellist - France).
He has published articles extensively in The Soundboard (US), Guitar International (England) and Gitarre und Laute (Germany) and has acted as Artist-in-Residence and Touring Artist for numerous US state arts councils and similar European programs.
Anthony is author/editor of over 80 musical editions and books for the internationally-acclaimed publications, “The Anthony Glise Editions,” (Willis Music Company), “The Anthony Glise Urtext Editions” (Mel Bay Publications) and “The Original Compositions of Anthony Glise” (Ævia Publications-France), in English, French, German and Italian.
He has premiered his original compositions in New York (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, etc.), Chicago (Dame Myra Hess Concert Series), Rome (Santa Maria degli Angeli), Vienna (Vienna International Center), Lille (Nouveau Siècle of the French National Orchestra), Esztergom (Hungary) and Shore Festival of Classics (US) for the concert series entitled “Mozart and Glise.”
Anthony’s CDs and DVDs have consistently received 5-star reviews in magazines including The Soundboard, Guitar Player Magazine, Gramaphone, Audiophile (US), Les Cahiers de la Guitare, Le Diapiason (France), Luster (Holland), Gitarre Aktuelle, Gitarre und Laute (Germany) etc. These recordings feature traditional works and original compositions (solo, chamber, choral, orchestral and ballet). His first album, Overview, was chosen as one of the year’s “Top-5 Classical Releases” by Vienna Life Magazine (Austria) along with recordings by Murray Periah and Leonard Bernstein.
In 2006 Anthony was elected to the board of an on-going project of the national French organization, Domaine Musique, to help develop better relations between French composers and feature film directors. He is the only non-French ever invited to that prestigious assembly.
When not on tour, Anthony lives and teaches in the Flandres region of Northern France, part-time in the Black Forest region of Germany and in the US.
He was recently chosen to launch the first classical guitar program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.

Jason Riley (US—guitars)
A tremendously versatile guitarist, Jason Riley’s professional experience includes recording, composing, teaching and performing in diverse styles. His formal degree in classical guitar and commercial music included extensive work in American musical genres with special focus on jazz and improvisation.
As a recording artist, Jason has produced and released three solo CDs, Notes to Self (a compilation of original compositions), Outtakes (original arrangements of traditional works) and Spirit of Things (traditional American spirituals). An equally successful accompanist, Jason has been featured extensively as a guest performer with other artists in concert and on many recordings.
Riley’s unique, personal style highlights an improvisation-based approach utilizing “live” looping and technological effects — all accented by his exceptional stage presence, acclaimed work with acoustic and electric instruments and heartfelt tributes to his many musical influences. His stylistic versatility, mood and character is expansive: blending soft and subtle, frantic and aggressive, swing and rock, Riley plays unaccompanied, in chamber music setting and with symphony orchestra. Jason’s work on stage not only reflects his understanding of classical form and balance, but shows a highly original combination of his class