“Maria is a superb guitarist by any standard, but her presentation, personality and stage presence are really what set her show special. She gave one of the best performances we have ever had here, and I think our only standing ovation in almost 4 years of guitar concerts.”
— Harvey Reid. Seacoast Guitar Society. York, Maine
¡La Guitarra Fiesta! (Maria Z Solo Guitar Program Description)
Internationally acclaimed guitarist, MARIA ZEMANTAUSKI, presents a program of classics and stunning originals. Embracing the classical and traditional flamenco repertoire for her foundation, she takes her audience on a musical journey inspired by her flair for experimentation and pure love of the instrument. As one reviewer wrote, “Zemantauski has continually pushed the boundaries of the possible with her trusty 6-string, blending genres that have little or no business appearing on the same bill, much less in the same song. It’s rarely less than electrifying to watch her do it.” Join us for an evening of passion, fire and grace.
MARIA ZEMANTAUSKI (GUITARIST/COMPOSER) has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim. Based in Upstate New York, she maintains an active career as a teacher, lecturer and performer; delighting audiences as a soloist, or as the founder and director of The Maria Z Ensemble. She maintains a private teaching studio at the Troy Music Academy in Troy, NY and is on the faculty in the Department of Fine Arts, Theater Arts & Digital Media at Hudson Valley Community College, where she has also been the Coordinator of Cultural Affairs since 2004.