Award winning Segovia-trained guitarist/composer Andre Feriante has performed for over 30 years in Europe, South America, and the United States. Beginning with his first concert in Rome in 1979, he has introduced a sensual and contemporary sound to an otherwise traditional genre. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. Andre’s concerts will take you on an inspiring musical journey with original music, classical and jazz standards, vocals in Italian, and poetry over guitar. He is well known for his calm stage presence and ability to connect with his audience on a deep emotional level. Andre has released 13 solo recordings in his career— the latest two albums are ‘Novella, Ukulele Mosaique’ and ‘Beatles Masquerade’.
Since moving to Seattle in the 1980s, Andre has established himself as a Northwest favorite, having performed throughout the Puget Sound area in public and private concerts for a virtual “Who’s Who of Seattle.” His music has been featured on “Hearts of Space,” the No. 2 music program on NPR. This year Andre was picked for MSN’s celebrity feature “12 Sexy Bald Men” along with Andre Agassi, Seal, Vin Diesel, Taye Diggs and Patrick Stewart, among others. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Andre currently hosts “La Guitarra” on Classic King FM 98.1, the Arts Channel.
Feriante’s eleven albums have consistently charted within the top 10, and his album “Bohemian Boulevard” debuted at No. 1 on the world and ambient radio charts. It remained in the top 20 for 5 months and then went on to win “Best World Album” in the New Age Reporter’s 2006 Lifestyle Awards.
A seasoned, expressive performer whose style is as elegant as it is conversational, Andre’s innovative and effortless style appeals to any ear with a love and passion for music. He has dedicated his life to his art, and his ability to communicate through sound never fails to lead his audience on an emotional journey that is as deeply personal as it is universal.