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photo - Sandlin Gaither

photo - Sandlin Gaither

photo - Micah Mackenzie

photo - Micah Mackenzie

photo - Sandlin Gaither

photo - Sandlin Gaither

photo - Jesse Kitt 

photo - Jesse Kitt 

photo - Sandlin Gaither

photo - Sandlin Gaither

photo - Yve Adams

photo - Yve Adams

 
click here for pdf of Resume/Bio/CV

click here for pdf of Resume/Bio/CV

 

SELECTED VENUES

 

PERFORMED OR RECORDED WITH

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS - WORKSHOPS - MASTER CLASSES

Carnegie Hall
Sydney Opera House
Lincoln Center
Madrid International Jazz Festival
Barbican Hall - London
Hong Kong Arts Festival
White House - Washington D.C.
World Music Sufi Festival - New Delhi
Jerusalem Hall - Jerusalem
Palau De La Musica - Barcelona 
Cervantino Festival - Mexico 
Edinburgh International Festival - Scotland
Turkish Cultural Centre - Tokyo 
Guggenheim Museum - New York
Royal Opera House - Muscat, Oman
Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall - Istanbul 
Festival of New American Music - California 
SoundRes Festival - Italy
National Jazzscene - Oslo, Norway

 

BBC Concert Orchestra
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Tan Dun
Paul Winter Consort
English Chamber Orchestra
Harry Partch Ensemble-Newband
New Music Consort
Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble
Lizz Wright
David Wilcox
Chuck Berry
Ziggy Marley/Gypsy Kings Project
Sophie B. Hawkins
Music Theatre Group
City Contemporary Dance Company- Hong Kong
Synergy Percussion – Sydney, Australia 
The Duhks

Aaron Copland School of Music - City University of NY
University of Lecce - Italy
California State University - Sacramento
Asheville Percussion Festival
European Frame Drummmers Meeting - Barcelona 
Montclair State University - New Jersey
Columbia University - New York
Odyssey Community School
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Columbus State University - Georgia 
Mentone Men’s Conference with Robert Bly - Alabama 
Asheville City Schools Foundation
University of the Pacific - Stockton, California
University of North Carolina – Asheville 
New York City Day of Percussion

 


QUOTES

 "Guerguerian made magical sounds"    - The New York Times

“River Guerguerian is another name to add to the list of master percussionists. His album Grooves for Odd Times is a superb presentation of global percussion.
There is a message for the body in the sound"    - Angel Romero, World Music Central

 "Superb drumming by River Guerguerian"    - Savannah Morning News

"Meeting River was one of the highest experiences in my life. Having someone in that spiritual and musical level is a great blessing for me. Life is a great mystery to live, not a problem to solve; this is true when I am with him."    - Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Master Turkish musician

"...the live music provided by River Guerguerian was creative and spectacular. Asheville is truly fortunate to have world class musicians"    - Asheville Citizen Times

"River Guerguerian has done a superb job delivering the vibrant overtones of the Tibetan Singing Bowls without sacrificing the mystery of their deep resonance. This is more than a meditation; it's like a wisdom teaching in sound."   - ABC Radio Australia 

“Guerguerian’s composition, sensationally performed, devoted itself even more religiously to the possibilities of pure sound.”    - The New York Times 

“Guerguerian's composition Seven Tambourines is where the exotic percussive elements that River brings really shines. His mastery of complex percussion is nothing less than astounding..." 
- Bass Musician Magazine



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