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'.
Read more articles
'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
New York City
Willing to teach
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
phone: (1) 347-546-0092