About Annalisa Ewald

Annalisa Ewald's CT classical guitar performances create a memorable musical experience with selections drawn from 400 years of the guitar's international repertoire. The charm of a spirited performance crafted by an artist critics have named "exquisite"  and whose first solo album yielded a No. 8 charting on Billboard's Traditional Classical category is unique.

Ms. Ewald began her classical guitar studies in her native Washington, D.C., as a protogée of Sophocles Papas, a colleague and friend of the legendary Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia, who invited her to study with him after hearing her play. "I am grooming you for the concert stage," Papas told the astounded pre-teen. She made her debut at age 13 at the Washington Guitar Society.

Her further training includes studies in classics at St. John’s College, Annapolis; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; a B.A. in classical guitar performance from Bard College; post-graduate work in the Suzuki Method at the Hartt School of Music and the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College the New York Continuo Collective and Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College.

Ms. Ewald has concertized since her San Francisco days and has appeared in numerous festivals: the Norwalk Art Festival, the Bruce Museum Fine Art and Crafts Festivals, the Stamford Art Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, Santa Barbara's Bach Festival, the Laurel Festival and Manitou Festival. She has also been awarded numerous grants by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Special concerts for Corporate clients include the USTA Open, the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, Fidelity Investments, Philips Corp, and many others.

Frequently a soloist and ensemble player in the New York metropolitan area, she also teaches in her SoNo Guitar Studio, with two Norwalk campuses.


contact her: 203.979.4004