Mark Delpriora

Mark Delpriora

Written on 02/18/2020
Cristiano Porqueddu


Mark Delpriora enjoys a tripartite career as a composer, performer and educator.

As a performer, Delpriora’s New York Debut was praised by the New York Times: "The first notes of Mark Delpriora's guitar recital established him as a musician of authority. In a little Mozart transcription by Julian Bream he showed a rare feeling for the specific gravity of a Mozartean phrase, for the inevitability of its rise and fall. Delpriora is a guitarist to be reckoned with"
He has recorded for Philips and Koch International Classic and has recorded more than a half-dozen CDs with flutist Laurel Zucker on Cantilena Records. Delpriora’s travels have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay and Greece.
Delpriora serves as faculty member of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music and is a teacher of guitar studies in the undergraduate department of the Juilliard School. In addition, he has taught masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory Chapman University Conservatory of Music, the Nakas Conservatory in Athens, Greece and at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil

As a composer his works have been performed all over the world and have been published by Editions Orphee, Bèrben Edizioni Musical, Mel Bay and Les Productions d’Oz. Delpriora’s work “Variations on a Theme by Sor” was chosen as the set piece for the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America Competition.