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Berit Strong

Guitar Faculty

Berit Strong received her B.M. in guitar performance, cum laude, at the Hartt School of Music, where she studied with Richard Provost and Oscar Ghiglia. She then studied in Milan, Italy for two years with Oscar Ghiglia and musicologist and editor Ruggero Chiesa, deepening her technical and musical mastery of the guitar. From 1986–1988, Strong studied with David Leisner and Neil Anderson at the New England Conservatory (NEC), where she received her M.M. and was awarded the prestigious Distinction in Performance.

Strong's international performance career was launched in 1988 when she received a top prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. She has since toured Hungary, Serbia, Dalmatia, Croatia and Denmark, and appeared on World Service International, SwissRadio, and National Public Radio (NPR). Strong has also taught masterclasses at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the College of Wooster, and she has lectured at the Hartt School of Music, Tufts University and The Boston Conservatory. For seven years, Strong served as artistic director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, presenting debut recitals for artists such as Juan Martin, Dennis Koster and Paulo Bellinati.In 2009, Strong released her debut solo CD, Norwegian Landscape, on the Clear Note label. Upcoming performances and more information can be found at www.BeritStrong.com.

Strong currently teaches at Bridgewater State University, Indian Hill Music Center and privately. Her students have been accepted into top conservatories such as Eastman School of Music, The Boston Conservatory, University of Cincinnati and the Hartt School of Music, and they have won top awards in juried competitions. Strong will be serving on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory beginning in the fall of 2012.   

Photo Credit: Erik Hansen           

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