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Sten Hostfalt

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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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 world wide. And a veteran Music Educator, teaching professionally since 1985.

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 at Juilliard Music School, Columbia University and NYU, 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 alumni of and clinican at New England Conservatory of Music (M.M. Composition '95, G.D. Performance '94, Invited clinican '92) Berklee College Of Music (B.M. '94 Outstanding Musicianship Award '91, honors, Invited clinican '06 ) And since 2001 a faculty member of The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, KMH Kungliga Musikhogskolan

With numerous students active as professional musicians and educators in their own right. Sten Hostfalt conducts his own Uptown, Manhattan New York City based creative music workshop 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.

560 W184 St apt. 701, New York NY 10033
NY Transit: A or 1 train to 181 St.
email: info[AT]nycguitarstudio[DOT]com
phone: (1) 347-546-0092

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