Stanley Yates - Recordings

  Presenter Endorsements


International Guitar Festival of Great Britain [5 appearances]

“Stanley Yates is an impeccable musician: a wonderful combination of effortless technique, perceptive scholarship and zealous performance. He has a fearless musical curiosity both in his concert repertoire, published arrangements and transcriptions. I can think of no better classical guitarist. BRAVO Stanley!”

Brendan McCormack
Festival Founder/Director

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society International Concert Series

“Stanley Yates is one of the finest artists we’ve presented at the Fort Worth Guitar Society. His visit here was a highlight or our 2000-2001 season. He has a very personable rapport with the audience and we look forward to having him here again.

Christopher McGuire
President/Artistic Director

Banbury Guitar Society, England

“  exceptional recital  by master of the instrument...what is our loss is America's gain. We  look  forward  to  your return Stanley!”

Brian Penny

Rantucci International Guitar Festival
[4 appearances]

"We have presented Stanley Yates in concerts and masterclasses numerous times. His concerts are always extremely well attended. His masterclasses are the first to reach maximum capacity; we have even had to offer multiple sessions to meet the demand. He is a world-class guitar personality and it has been an honor to present him year after year."

Mir Ali
President/Artistic Director

Dallas Classic Guitar Society International Concert Series

"We loved having you and you had an excellent concert! I wish you the very best!"

Donna Ward
General Manager
Dallas Classic Guitar Society


Guitar Foundation of America Inter-national Guitar Festival, Charleston / Piccolo Spoleto

“I have had the pleasure to present Stanley Yates in concert on several occasions. I find his playing to be impeccable, combining technical virtuosity with very refined and sensitive phrasing. His programming is eclectic and well thought out. His performances at the Piccolo Spoleto festival and the Guitar Foundation of America festival were extremely well received and both concerts were rewarded with standing ovations further demonstrating the unique rapport Stanley has with his audience. I look forward to presenting him again in the near future. ”

  Marc Regnier

Oberlin Conservatory / Akron International Guitar Series

"Mr. Yates is a performer of unusual subtlety. His concerts are deeply felt and richly musical. He possesses a style of playing that is unique and strangely beguiling. His guitaristic abilities feature bristling clarity, stunning displays of virtuosity and colorful, witty and original programming. He is an artist who gets asked back!"

Stephen Aron
Professor of Music

Johnson City Community Arts

“Thank you for the outstanding performances you presented in our community. I have heard nothing but the highest of comments from community leaders, artists, our board of directors, and the general public. As you can see from the enclosed letters and press clippings, we continue to remember and celebrate the success of your time here.  We East Tennesseans cordially extend an invitation for you to return anytime—you will always be welcome!”

Sarah Davis
Executive Director

Appalachian Guitar Fest
[2 appearances]

“Thank you for your participation in our recent Appalachian Guitar Fest. You gave a really superb concert, and everyone benefited from your masterclass. Letters and e-mail continue to arrive from festival registrants, with many favorable comments for your work. Thanks again for your artistic contribution to our festival, and best wishes in all your activities.”

  Douglas James

UNC Charlotte

“Thank you once again for the outstanding performance and imaginative programming you presented at UNC Charlotte. Your artistry and command of the instrument were stunning. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations, and hope we can repeat the whole event in the future.”

  Michael Mosley
Assoc. Prof. of Music