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Hauser, Anthony

Flamenco Guitar
Loras Hall, 206B
(651) 962-5850
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5850
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Guitarist Tony Hauser defies categorization. Strongly rooted in the classical tradition, his explorations of Spanish flamenco, Latin-American, ethnic and new music present the widest variety of performance. His love for the guitar was born at the age of ten when he began studying with his brother, flamenco guitarist, Michael Hauser, with whom he has concertized extensively. As a youth he established solid foundations as both a classical and flamenco guitarist studying both in Minnesota with Albert Bellson and Jeffrey Van and in Spain with the legendary flamenco guitarists Niño Ricardo and Luis Maravilla. Under the tutelage of Andres Segovia‘s protege, Jesus Silva, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Lessons and master classes with Maestro Segovia, John Williams, Abel Carlevaro and Cuban composer-guitarist Leo Brouwer followed. He has taught at Viterbo College in La Crosse WI and was the Director of the Guild of Performing Arts Music School in Minneapolis. Currently he serves on the faculty of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN

Tony Hauser’s concert career spans over forty years with hundreds of performances in communities and colleges throughout North America. He has toured with the legendary jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd and leads a band called “The Brasilnutz” that specializes in authentic performances of a variety of  Brazilian musical styles not often heard in the U.S.  His music has been broadcast on National Public Radio and Garrison Keillor‘s “A Prairie Home Companion.” He also has won the Minnesota Music Award for Guitarists and is the founder of the Minnesota Guitar Society. Mr. Hauser was nominated by Senator Rod Grams to represent the state of Minnesota with performances at Kennedy Center and on the Capitol grounds in Washington D.C.

Tony Hauser’s discography includes “Circulo Magico” and “Distribution of Flowers” with Brazilian recorder virtuosa Cléa Galhano,  and a recording of Russian Gypsy music with the singer, Sergei Pobedinski, entitled “Gentlemen Gypsies.” He has released on his own label, Blue Gentian Records, numerous titles including “So Por Amor,” a tribute album with the Brasilnutz of the music of Brazilian guitarist-composer, Baden Powell, and two solo discs entitled “Hauling it All” and “The Living Room Tapes." He plans to release an all original flamenco disc with guest artists, guitarist Pedro Cortes and flamenco singer Jesus Montoya and an album of his arrangements of the music of Isaac Albeniz.

Although not generally known for being a composer, his original score ”Dream Cycle” for the Nancy Hauser Dance Co. was performed at the Guthrie Theatre, Walker Art Center, the Opera House in Lexington, Kentucky and throughout the Midwest. In  1993 a four movement work for guitar and percussion was presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by modern dancer Dale Schmid. He has composed solo guitar and flute and guitar duets in a modern classical style and numerous flamenco works for guitar with bass, percussion, winds and vibraphone.

He has premiered compositions by Lee Hoiby, Mikis Theodorakis, Patrick Byers, Lawrence Ward, Bill Buchen and other  contemporary composers. His numerous arrangements include over 50 works by Brazilian composers for small ensemble, works by pianists Isaac Albeniz and Enrique Granados, violin suites by Bach, renaissance lute works and more.
The last two seasons, Mr. Hauser has arranged from the piano music of Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz a full hour of works, many of which have never been arranged for guitar. These works and his own original flamenco compositions were premiered in 2014 at the University of St. Thomas. In 2015 he was commissioned to write a flamenco guitar concerto by the Minnesota Sinfonia with underwriting by the McKnight Foundation. Premiered by the ensemble in June, this 12 minute work is now in the permanent repertoire of the MN Sinfonia.

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