The composer says: The title of the “10 studies in Kaleidoscope” refers to the wide variety of styles and various techniques contained therein. Like a rotation of the kaleidoscope, with each turn of the page the guitarist will encounter something different to entertain, amuse and consider. These studies were written not only for the student in need of fresh material that deals with traditional technical and musical problems but also for the diversion of more advanced players, who can perhaps spot the specific stylistic references and for whom this collection may also resemble a pleasant afternoon of cloud-gazing.
Mark Delpriora has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay. He has been the recipient of grants and awards including the first Andrés Segovia Award from the Manhattan School of Music, the Beards Fund Award, a Cooper Institute of the Arts and Humanities Grant, The Artists International Distinguished Artist Award, a Meet the Composer Grant, and a United Nations Travel Grant. He was twice chosen to perform in the New York Masterclasses given by Andrés Segovia in 1982 and 1987.
Mr. Delpriora has recorded for Koch International Classics,Soundspells, Philips, and CRI. As a composer, his “Sonata Nº 3” (Gilardino) is published by Edizioni Musicali Bèrben and his “Four Images” are published by Guitar Arts Publishing. His work appears inanthologies by Mel Bay (the Contemporary Guitar, ed. Stanley Yates) and Dover (American Folk Songs,ed. David Nadal). Mark Delpriora is currently on the guitar faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.