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by Stephen Funk Pearson, Composer

Guitar with mandolin, violin, flute and marimba in a sophisticated hybrid of classical and popular music.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Mountain Moor
Duo Giocondo
8:13 album only
2. Elassomorph
Salzburger Gitarrenquartett
10:04 album only
3. Copasfivah
Opus 2
8:33 album only
4. Mountain Morning poem
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0:28 album only
5. Mountain Morning
Duo Stoiber & Stegmann
10:28 album only
6. Jaringhe poem
Charles Davies
0:23 album only
7. Jaringhe
Aleksandr Tsiboulski
4:54 album only
8. Mummychogs Le Monde
JAM Quartet
9:14 album only
9. Variegations
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Album Notes
Release date June 20, 2009
Please refer to the reviews below for
descriptions of my music.
Perform Stephen Funk Pearson
76 minutes with 12 page booklet

Compositions of Stephen Funk Pearson
2 solos, 4 duos, a trio and 2 quartets
Music for guitar, mandolin, ute, violin and marimba
France, Finland, Chile, Germany, Australia, Israel,
Bulgaria, Austria, England and the U.S.A.

REVIEWS of Funk Pearson Compositions/recordings:

“Funk Pearson shows no fear of intricate counterpoint or new effects…an impressive command…a composer of rare sympathy…(whose works)…would be a valuable addition to any virtuoso’s repertoire.” - THE TIMES, London

“FOUR STARS”…”a feeling for whimsy and wry reverie…and a sensitive, sensual originality.” - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“This music is smart, understated and offered without pretense; it clears the head and quiets the soul.”

“Among composers he reminded me of Satie, Django Reinhardt, John Williams, Thelonius Monk… The music impels you; it is continually surprising and always right…”

“An unusually inventive…composer of a sophisticated hybrid of classical and popular music. An impressive bow!” - STEREO REVIEW

“He is an astonishing musician and this is an astonishing debut or anything else.” - FANFARE

“A joyous excursion....” - ACOUSTIC GUITAR.

“…energy…genial…metrically bent…cool…jazzy…pleasing…non-stop action.” - THE LOS ANGELES.TIMES.

Stephen Funk Pearson had a musical childhood thanks to his parents Kathleen Funk Pearson, pianist, organist and choir director and Donald M. Pearson, Professor of Music, organist, harpsichordist and choir director.
He graduated from Vassar College with a double major in philosophy and music and received his Master's Degree in performance and composition from Hunter College winning the Dr. Benno E. Lee award "for outstanding excellence". He attended the Aspen Music School, and as the recipient of a Maguire Fellowship spent 2 years of study in Europe where he also attended the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He studied guitar with Frederick Hand, Alice Artzt, David Russell, John Mills, Jose Tomas and Oscar Ghiglia.
In composition he studied with Robert Middleton, Richard Wilson. Lenox Berkeley, and Annea Lockwood. He served as artist-in-residence in North Carolina, concertized widely in Europe and America and joined or formed many folk, jazz and rock bands for which he also wrote music. His recordings include “Hudson River Debut” (GSP Recordings), “Live in Concert, London” (Kyra-Clio Music), and “Classical Guitar and Beyond” (Homespun Tapes). His compositions are published by Theodore Presser, Guitar Solo Publications, Doberman-Yppan, and KYRA Music.
Stephen Funk Pearson lives in Cambridge, MA and on historic Butternut Farm in Belmont, NH. Artists, writers and nature lovers vacation in his lakeside cabins (www.cabinsonthecove.com).



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