Annalisa Ewald, studied classical guitar with Sophocles Papas, colleague of Andrés Segovia, and after studies at San Francisco Conservatory and Bard College won grants for five concert series in NY State from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA,) initiated the Warne Lounge Concert series for the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. and has been a featured performer for numerous societies and festivals including the Villa Lobos Festival, the Washington, D.C.Guitar Society and the Santa Barbara Bach Festival.
Her first live solo album was well-received by critics and garnered the No. 8 spoton the Billboard Traditional Classical chart. Her collected transcriptions of Argentine tangos by Carlos Gardel is pending publication by her publishing company, Hipogriffe Editions. After decades of teaching she developed The Ewald Suzuki Guitar Method, a proprietary approach to learning classical guitar. She is a frequent soloist and ensemble player in the NY metropolitan area and recently launched Circe’s Consort, an ensemble exploring seldom-heard music of the 16th and 17th centuries.