I am thrilled that Scott Borg will both play in the Members Concert at Festival 21 and direct the new Guitar Orchestra that will debut a new piece by Jose Lezcano.
Praised as having “enormous facility on the guitar, a fluent technique, who plays with total confidence and professional expertise, panache and artful spontaneity” (Grammy Award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin), Australian classical guitarist Scott Borg performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. With a string of international scholarships and prizes under his belt, including the Australian Music Examination Boards highest honour, the Fellowship in Music Australia (F.Mus.A), his previous engagements have included performances and master-classes at the Festival Internacional de Guitarra Mérida (Mexico), ICPNA International Guitar Festival (Peru), and the Shell Darwin International Festival (Australia). In 2006, Mr Borg was invited to perform for the internationally televised address of President Hu Jintao, Peoples Republic of China, to the United States of America. Currently a candidate in the Doctorate of Musical Arts program at New England Conservatory in Boston under the tutelage of Maestro Eliot Fisk, he previously completed his Artist Diploma from Yale University School of Music, Masters of Music from The Juilliard School, and Bachelor of Creative Arts with First Class Honours graduating valedictorium in music performance from the University of Wollongong.