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Sten Hostfalt

Instrument: Guitar | Location: New York City

Updated: July 18, 2018

Born: December 14, 1962

Sten Hostfalt is a leading innovative guitarist and composer working on the New York music scene of today. He performs with some of the most original and unique voices in modern music and has been called 'highly exceptional' by legendary American music icon Jimmy Giuffre and 'virtuosic' by musical innovator Joe Maneri writes distinguished master educator and Berklee College of Music Professor Jon Damian-one of the world's foremost thinkers about guitar, theory and pedagogy, in his book publication ' FRESH MUSIC : Explorations with The Creative Workshop Ensemble For Musicians, Artists and Teachers'.

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June 15, 2014

Dimensional States For Orchestra: The Microtonal Music Of Sten Hostfalt...

March 12, 2014

Dimensional States: The Microtonal Music Of Sten Hostfalt At...

February 14, 2012

Sten Hostfalt Solo Performance at ABC No Rio NYC

August 23, 2011

Sten Hostfalt Solo Standards at Symphony Space NYC August 25 2011

May 19, 2011

Sten Hostfalt Trio featuring Dave Miller, Blaise Siwula Live at...

February 23, 2011

Blaise Siwula and Sten Hostfalt at University Of The Streets Thursday...

January 11, 2011

Sten Hostfalt's K*MOD at Shrine NYC Friday Jan 14, 2011

December 25, 2010

Guitarist Sten Hostfalt with NYJA at Carnegie Hall Dec 26 2010

June 11, 2010

Sten Hostfalt 3 or 4 at Spike Hill NYC Feat. Ole Mathisen & Marko...

June 11, 2010

Sten Hostfalt 3 or 4 at Nublu NYC Feat. Ole Mathisen & Marko Djordjevic

April 29, 2010

Sten Hostfalt & Blaise Siwula Live at GBM NYC May 10

February 17, 2010

Sten Hostfalt 3 or 4 at Spike Hill NYC Feat. Tim Luntzel & Marko...

December 29, 2009

Sten Hostfalt & Trudy Silver at 5c Cafe NYC New Years Eve

November 24, 2009

Sten Hostfalts 3 or 4 at Puppets (NYC) on November 28

November 01, 2009

Sten Hostfalt Microtonal Music Lecture at NWSA in Miami (FL)

October 23, 2009

Sten Hostfalt's 3 or 4 at Spike Hill (NYC) Oct. 26

October 23, 2009

Calmer FT. Sten Hostfalt at Public Assembly (NYC) Oct. 24

September 29, 2009

Sten Hostfalt / Blaise Siwula Live at Goodbye Blue Monday NYC

August 28, 2009

Sten Hostfalts 3 or 4 at Puppets NYC

July 25, 2009

Sten Hostfalt / Shiro Onuma / Blaise Siwula at Freddys Backroom...

'The total immersion of a miniverse of finely etched detail taken to glorious extremes, 29 Pieces for The Microtonal Guitar is among the most riveting explorations of the microtonal world ever recorded. It's fine focus and beauty of detail puts the cycle in a class with John Cage's exquisite 'Sonatas and Preludes for Prepared Piano' Larry Cosentino of SIGNAL TO NOISE MAGAZINE

Genuinely Innovative-May Be Considered Groundbreaking Don Williamson JAZZ REVIEW Inimitable PM NYC / PAPER MAGAZINE Impressive, Intense TIME OUT NY Sten Hostfalt Takes The More Rigid Confines Of The Guitar and Transforms it, Showing Just How Far an Instrument Can Be Bent and Altered to Meet a More Experimental and Adventurous Need - Taking You On A Journey To A Place Where Anything is Possible John Kelman ALL ABOUT JAZZ Another Angle On Exploring Tone Colors That You Will Not Want To Miss Grego Applegate Edwards CADENCE MAGAZINE Highly Logical in A Completely Different Way JAZZ NOW Virtuosic For Sure Joe Maneri Highly Exceptional Jimmy Giuffre

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Sten Hostfalt (b. Lulea, Sweden 1962) is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and guitar virtuoso with 20 years of major press/media documented activity alongside leading names in music worldwide. And a veteran Music Educator, teaching professionally since 1985.

A current faculty member of New York Jazz Academy and a Former Guitar teacher at Queensborough Youth Conservatory Of Music, Dept. Of Continuing Education at Queensborough Community College City University Of New York CUNY ( LEGAL DISCLAIMER there is no affiliation between Sten Hostfalt/NYC Guitar Studio and Queensborough Community College and City University Of New York CUNY) - and a NYC Board of Education reg. vendor, catering to students enrolled at Juilliard Music School, Columbia University, NYU and Berklee College of Music, as well as coaching some of the most proficient musicians in music of today, appearing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and major festivals worldwide.

Mr. Hostfalt is an alumnus of New England Conservatory of Music (M.M. Composition '95, G.D. Performance '94, NEC Honors Jazz Ensemble member, Invited clinican '92) Berklee College Of Music (B.M. '94 Outstanding Musicianship Award '91, honors, Invited clinican '06 ), invited clinican at New World School for the Arts at University of Florida, Miami FL and Berklee College of Music. And a former ( 2001-05 ) faculty member of one of the worlds oldest conservatories, The Royal College of Music in Stockholm , KMHKungliga Musikhogskolan

With numerous students active as professional musicians and educators in their own right. Sten Hostfalt conducts his own Times Square, Manhattan and Ridgewood New York City based creative music workshop Stens Guitar Studio ( Sten's NYC Guitar Studio ). That while catering to students in a wide variety of styles and on all levels of proficiency ages 9 and up, notably also is one of very few institutions in the world today, offering systematic studies of the application and interpretation of microtonal music.

Sten's Guitar Studio ( Sten's NYC Guitar Studio ),
6072 Madison Street Apt 5K
Ridgewood NY 11385
email: sten[AT]stensguitarstudio[DOT]com
phone: (1) 347-546-0092

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