About Anthony LaLena
As a student he had the opportunity to undertake a concert tour of Germany and France with the Fredonia Guitar Quartet. After a performance at Le Musée de Jouet in Colmar, France, they were hailed as a “remarkable guitar quartet” by the city’s newspaper, L’Alsace. Chamber music remains an important part of his musical identity.
A naturally inquisitive disposition lead Anthony to travel to Spain to study vihuela repertoire of the sixteenth century and nineteenth century guitar history at the Conservatorio de Musica de Manuel Castillo in Sevilla. Anthony has also studied Baroque performance practice with the legendary harpsichordist, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, at the Manhattan School of Music.
Anthony actively performs and studies a wide variety of music but takes particular interest in the music of the early twentieth century and contemporary works and has performed in concerts for the American Composers Alliance in New York City
Anthony has performed in masterclasses for distinguished artists such as Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, and Eduardo Fernandez. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied with Evan Drummond, and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under the composer and guitarist, Mark Delpriora.
Anthony has published arragements for guitar solo and guitar duo with Seconda Prattica. Videos and recordings can be found on YouTube, as well as his website, www.anthonylalena.com.