"Music of the Highest Caliber"
|The Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland
"Exceptional performance,exotic and sensual..his music transports
|La Tarde, Bahia, Brazil
"Guaranteed to intrigue."
|Los Angeles Times
Classical guitarist Terrence Farrell's stylish, elegant and forceful
performances and recordings have earned him national and international
Born in Salzburg, Austria, Mr. Farrell began studying the guitar
at the age of eight and eventually became the protégé of American
guitarist Guy Horn. He has won awards and
competitions from the National Endowment for the Arts, University
of Washington, the Palm Springs Opera Guild and the Monterey Jazz
Festival. His musicianship has been praised for the eloquent versatility
with which it moves from Classical to Romantic to the most demanding
The ease with which Mr. Farrell establishes a friendly, conversational
rapport with his audiences has made his concerts very popular. As
a result, he has been invited to play in forty-eight states and
thirty-four countries around the world, from North America to Europe
and the Far East. He has twice performed for American presidents
and, as a cultural ambassador, presented American music overseas
for the U.S. State Department. He was a featured performer on Royal
Viking and Seabourn cruise lines and on a world cruise of the QEII.
The friendliness of Mr. Farrell's approach, along with his ability
to translate complex musical ideas into verbal concepts, has created
a great demand for his master classes and seminars, conducted in
Europe, Asia and the United States. For years he directed the International
Guitar Seminars in Bavaria.
Terrence Farrell recordings for Orion and Troubadour Recordings
are listed below. Travels with my Spanish Guitar is
a compilation of 14 compositions he wrote inspired by his world
travels. Terrence Farrell - Guitarist, a DVD, features
a pictorial journey around the world with his photographs and musical
renditions. He published World's Favorites for the Acoustic
Guitar music book with CD. Terrence's performance of his
composition Gypsy Serenade is featured on an audio
tour of Big Sur, California narrated by Clint Eastwood.
Terrence recorded for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. He played a
concert with the Mother Lode Opera Troupe at the Robert Mondavi
Winery, and later recorded with them. At the Lodge in Pebble Beach,
in 2000, he was invited to perform at the ceremony honoring all
living winners of the US Open.
Terrence was the lead guitarist in the musical Man of La Mancha,
produced by Pac Rep Theatre, in which he collaborated to distill
a whole orchestra down to two guitars. For the Carmel Bach Festival
he performed Mexican Baroque music on a Baroque guitar at the Carmel
Mission. He enjoys accompanying the renowned Spanish Flamenco dancer
Alicia Morena di Palma.
You can learn more about Terrence Farrell's CD's and DVD and order
them online at TerrenceFarrell.com.