Guitar WITH Erik Sootes


WITH Erik Sootes

Erik Sootes is a professional composer and guitarist, who writes and performs music in a variety of styles: Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Fusion, Folk, Blues, as well as combination of styles using different types of guitars.Erik has a vast experience in teaching in the Russian Federation and the United States.

Professional education and development:

  • • PhD in Music Composition from the St. Petersburg Music Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1988-1993
  • • Master of Arts in Music Composition, Institute of Culture, School of Music, St. Petersburg, 1983-1988
  • • Bachelor of Art in Guitar, Mousorgsky Music College, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1979 – 1983
  • • Has performed on such legendary stages as CB's Gallery in New York City and Celebrity Center International in Hollywood, CA. Erik has been invited to give radio interviews in New York and Massachusetts, including a two-hour show dedicated entirely to his works. His music in the album "Spanish Image" was selected for "All Songs Considered" on National Public Radio (NPR)