Reflecting a remarkably creative independent spirit, the fifteen tracks on Stefan''s new album, A Winter Romance, deliver a colorful palette of musical influences, where styles from distant continents and cultures are united by the common thread of his melodic ability. Sometimes nostalgic and always beautiful, the tracks are as diverse as his own experience, ranging from the deliciously sensual Middle-Eastern flavored Streets of Marrakech to the electronica-inspired Classical Lounge, Afro-Cuban Rumba Gitana, and the subtle samba groove of Giving Back. Amongst the array of tracks that variously incorporate winds, keyboard, strings and percussion to complement Stefan''s playing are the true gems, Capricho, Without Words, and Improvisación, where Stefan plays alone. Unaided by any sonic support, it is here where he shows himself as an inspired master of melody, providing a multicultural musical experience formed by his gift for acoustic lyricism.
~Alicia M. Doyle - Musicologist - California State University, Long Beach
From 1993-1996 Stefan was the Classical/Flamenco Guitar of Telarc Recording Artist La Vienta. La Vienta released 3 albums with Telarc International that have sold in 28 countries around the globe.
During these years La Vienta made their mark on the international music scene with their fresh approach to acoustic guitar music. They performed from San Francisco to New York.
Their album Jazzmenco climbed to #17 on Billboards Contemporary Jazz charts
In 2006 La Vienta was invited to perform at the Guitar Town Festival in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Other artists at this festival included Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Emmanuel and Sonny Landreth.
Since 1997 Stefan has released 2 successful solo albums:
A Little World Music: Solo Spanish Guitar
Spanish Soul: Featuring the Acoustic World Ensemble
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