Performer, composer and recording artist Greg C. Brown picked up a guitar in 1982, and since then it has shaped his life. Brown received formal instruction from various teachers, performers and composers, including Pepe Romero (California State University, San Diego), Benjamin Verdery (Yale), Douglas James (Appalachian State University), Keith Stevens (James Madison University), Christopher Berg (University of South Carolina), Thomas Patterson (Arizona State University), Martha Masters (Loyola and President of the Guitar Foundation of America) and Anthony Glise, who was nominated for a Pulitzer-prize for composition. His musical interests moves beyond the borders of the US, across Europe and into Asia; Brown cites such diverse influences as Beethoven, Eddie Van Halen, Paganini, and the countless composers of traditional Spanish, Flamenco, and Chinese music.
To date, Mr. Brown has released 14 CDs either under his own name, or various projects. He has performed in Europe, across the United States and Canada. Brown has been a member of the Guitar Foundation of America, the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society, the College Music Society and the Society of Composers, Inc. He taught guitar at Mary Baldwin College from 2004-2006, other private institutions for 10 years and is currently teaching privately in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, where he resides. He is a graduate of the Music, Video and Business program at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. His music has been heard on TV, Film and Video Games and has been transcribed into Braille. Mr. Brown’s recordings are distributed globally through The Orchard, and wherever files can be downloaded. His compositions are available through Les Productions D’Oz and J.W. Pepper.
“You will continue to make more magic with your music – it’s really exciting to hear. BRAVO!” – Ben Verdery, Recording Artist and Professor of Guitar, Yale University
“Many thanks for your fine performance in the guitarist/composer concert at last month’s Appalachian Guitar Fest. … This was undoubtedly our most successful festival to date and your music helped to make it such.” – Dr. Douglas James, Appalachian State University
Greg guided our selection and played the most beautiful guitar music for our daughter’s wedding. He captured the mood of romance which set the tone for the entire wedding. We are so pleased that we had Greg Brown play for the wedding!-Tim and Janie Stratos
“We took our young Son to music lessons at the local music academy here in Charlottesville, VA. This was my introduction to the Greg Brown’s music I know. I have listened to guitar music all my life and this man’s music truly moves your soul. He is the real thing. Greg’s skills blows you away. Intense when he plays, but cool person to be around. Playing Classical Guitar to Ancient Lute “Sting’s” got nothing on this guy. Buy his music or see him in concert some evening. After ten years of living here, I finally heard something of true quality and class. Greg Brown of Charlottesville, Va is a performer that the World needs to hear. I’ll buy anything he putting out. No, I’m not his agent – just a big fan.”- Amazon Review
“This was an inferno of a show…..we’ve got something special going on here folks”.- Bobby of the Teemates
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