Phillip de Fremery
|A former student of Oscar Ghiglia and Andres
Segovia, Phillip de Fremery began his study of the guitar in 1963.
He later enrolled at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under full
scholarship, graduating in 1970. In 1972, he was named the assistant
to Oscar Ghiglia at the Aspen Music Festival, and gave master classes in
Aspen until 1975. During this period, he concertized extensively
throughout the United States, Canada and Western Europe. 1998 will
mark the release of his first commercial recording, "Music of the Spanish
and Latin American Heritages" (compact disk). In 1996, Mr. de Fremery
was commissioned by Mme. Anres Segovia to transcribe from Segovia's recordings
all of the previously unpublished works to be published by Edizioni Musicali
Berben, Ancona, Italy, in late 1998.
Mr. de Fremery currently teaches at Holyoke Community College, Westfield State College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and for the Performing Arts Division at the University of Massachusetts.
Photo credit: Tiffany Slayton