Stanley Yates - Recordings

  Fact Sheet


  • Born Preston, England, 1958; later moved to Liverpool
  • Graduated with highest honors from Sandown College of Performing Arts, the University of Liverpool, and the University of North Texas
  • International Prizes: Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition; Myra Hess Award, London
  • Performed extensively as recital and concerto soloist throughout the United States and Europe
  • Recordings for Heartdance Music, Reference Recordings, Aeloian Records and Zillion records
  • Extensive list of best-selling publications in the Stanley Yates Series with Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Interviews and feature reviews in numerous international guitar and music journals
  • Dedicatee of compositions from numerous American and European composers
  • First modern performer of rediscovered works, including Heitor Villa-Lobos' Valse Concerto no. 2, and concertos by Shand, Viotti, Doisy and Vidal.
  • Elected advisory board member of the Guitar Foundation of America and the European Guitar Teachers' Association
  • Presented masterclasses / lectures throughout the US and Europe, including The Royal Academy of Music, London; the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; the Glen Gould Professional School \ Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto; Cleveland Institute of Music; Cincinnati College-Conservatory; North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Featured in "The Classical Guitar: It's Players and Personalities since 1800" (Ashley Mark Publishing,  2002)
  • Published numerous articles in scholarly journals (J. S. Bach, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, 19th-century guitar composer Fernando Sor, the 19th-century guitar sonata).
  • Professor of Music at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. University award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement 2002.