Venue and Media Press Kit
Guitarist, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Poet, Vocalist
Neo-Flamenco, Classical, World Music Fusion
3 Continents. 14 Albums. 40 Years of performing. Thousands of performances. With training by the great Maestro Andrés Segovia, Italian born Andre Feriante is a Multi-Instrumentalist playing String instruments from around the globe!
In a world of many masterful musicians, what sets Andre apart is his mix of elegance and approachability; both in the music he writes and in his performance style.
A seasoned, expressive performer, Feriante’s music appeals to any ear with a love and passion for music. His sensual, contemporary compositions bring a creative blend that speaks to people from all walks of life.
More than a concert, Andre Feriante provides an experience.
Business / Booking
Thank you for taking the time to explore Andre Feriante's Electronic Press Kit. This page is designed specifically for venues, promoters, and event planners.
Mr. Feriante's rates are somewhat negotiable depending on size of the intended audience, number of instruments featured in the show, distance traveled, etc.
We will be happy to discuss arrangements that can include flat rates or ticket splits.
Andre Feriante is a career musician who has been playing venues around the world for 40 years. His level of virtuosity is often compared to the great Andres Segovia himself, his lyrics and vocals compared to Leonard Cohen. He composes his own music and is recognized for his own signature style. He also plays a range of instruments from around the world, each in a culturally appropriate musical style, that no other performer we've found attempts.
Andre is primarily a concert hall musician. However, he does enjoy the personal aspect of small, but classy, venues like wineries and we are interested in booking such locations when it coincides with travel plans of a larger tour. He also enjoys such venues, in addition to private and corporate events, that are in the Seattle Metro area when he is not on tour.
Again, thank you for your interest in booking Andre Feriante. We look forward to talking with you.
Due to restrictions on venues from Covid 19, many of this years scheduled concerts and events are being postponed until further notice. Some scheduled events are moving forward though!
July 17: Summer Nights Series with Deseo Carmin
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts - Langley, WA
July 26: Concert on the Green with Milo Petersen
Dancing Fish Vineyards - Freeland, WA
August 2: Concert on the Green with Troupe De Ville
Dancing Fish Vineyards - Freeland, WA
September 10: Troupe De Ville
The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
September 26 (with Damon Buxton)
Thumbnail Theater - Snohomish, WA
Select Past Performances
Carnegie Hall - New York City, NY
Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
Maui Music Festival - Maui, HI
Benaroya Hall - Seattle, WA
The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) - Langley, WA
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - Leavenworth, WA
Sun Valley Center for the Arts - Ketchum, ID
Folk Life Festival - Seattle, WA
Soho Restaurant & Music Venue - Santa Barbara, CA
Studio Bob - Port Angeles, WA
Jacklin Arts Center - Post Falls, ID
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) - Seattle, WA
Kirkland Performance Center - Kirkland, WA
The Old Church Concert Hall - Portland, OR
The Bloedel Reserve - Bainbridge Island, WA
Vashon Island Allied Arts - Vashon Island, WA
The Conway Muse - Conway, WA
Bing Crosby Theater - Spokane, WA
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Sante Fe, NM
Saint Martin, Caribbean
The Concert Experience
Italian born Andre Feriante has developed a one-of-a-kind style blending classical, flamenco, contemporary, and world music elements. If you could visualize his original, impressionist compositions, they would be reminiscent of the fluid beauty of Vincent van Gogh and the peaceful elegance of Monet.
In a performance by Feriante, the audience can expect a complex tapestry of instrumentals, vocals, poetry, and conversation. His top tier, virtuoso guitar skill has been compared to that of Andrés Segovia. His singing, in Italian and English, has been compared to Leonard Cohen. His original poetry and lyrics have been compared to Lorca, Rumi, and Leonard Cohen. His conversational style, part favorite humorous uncle, part wise guru.
Andre brings a casual warmth to the stage as he invites his audience into a musical, and literal, conversation where everyone feels special and welcome. It's common for the audience to spend time talking with him after a show. So often, people feel less like they've been listening to a distant artist and more like they've connected with a new friend.
A Renaissance Man, Feriante blends philosophy, poetry, and music in his quest to bring peace to people, first internally and then inter-personally. By exploring the cultures of the world through world instruments and music, he hopes to show the musical and fundamental common ground between people. Everyone has music. Everyone loves.
Flamenco Guitar - Spain
Classical Guitar - Europe
Harp Guitar - Europe
Martin Style Steel String Acoustic Guitar - USA
Telecaster Electric Guitar - USA
Cuatro - Venezuala
Charango - Peru & Chili
Banjo (Original Nylon String) - Africa
Shamisen - Japan
Zhongruan (Chinese Moon Guitar) - China
Baglama - Turkey, Greece, Middle East
Oud - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Middle East
Balalaika - Russia
Sitar - India
Tenor Ukulele - Hawaii via Portugal
Baritone Ukulele - Hawaii via Portugal
Harp Ukulele - USA
Banjo Ukulele - USA
Gypsy Jazz Guitar - France / Italy
Jazz Guitar - USA
Born and raised in Italy
Played his first concert in Rome, Italy in 1979
Andrés Segovia and Jose Tomas - Madrid, Spain
Henry Rivas - Bogota, Columbia
Leon Atkinson - New York, USA
Launched his professional music career at age 18
Concerts in: Rome, Berlin, USA, South America
Has been on the music faculty of two colleges
Moved to Seattle, USA in the 1980's
14 albums released
several with top 10 radio airplay ranking
Plays in premiere venues around the world
Personal collection of 43 string instruments
Spanish guitar, harp guitar, ukulele, harp ukulele, nylon string banjo, charango, oud, saz, and most recently the shamisen, ruan, sitar, and more.
TEDx Talk presenter
Has shared the stage with other premier performers
Alice in Chains
Past host of "La Guitarra" on KING FM 98.1
Music Featured on NPR's "Hearts of Space"
Featured in MSN's "12 Sexy Bald Men"
with Andre Agassi, Seal, Vin Diesel, Patrick Stewart, etc.
Director of the Whidbey Island Guitar Festival
40 year career as a professional musician
Muy bien… wonderful tone.
- Andres Segovia
Andre Feriante takes the genre to a whole new level…
Best local musician.
- Seattle Magazine
“With artistic versatility and seductive creativity, Feriante is the Picasso of the guitar.”
His musicianship is sensitive, articulate, pleasing and entirely in accord with his own music. One does not always find this sort of harmony on the concert platform.
- R.M. Campbell, Seattle PI Music Critic
Feriante’s music is full of lyricism and reflection… I’m not surprised he’s gaining national and international recognition.
- Peter Donnelly, Pres., Seattle Corporate Council for the Arts
In the many years he has been performing at Icicle Creek, he has always been a crowd favorite. A virtuoso flamenco guitarist, his new interpretations on non-traditional string instruments provides a captivating show.
- Michael Caemmerer Program director
Icicle Creek Center for the arts Leavenworth, WA
“As the beautiful melodies of Spanish guitar introduced the musician, the audience sat spellbound. One man sat with eyes closed and a soft smile on his face, the music washing over and through him. Others sat in silence, eyes locked on the guitar as Feriante’s fingers danced across the strings. The stress of the day, the problems of the world, all melted away to be replaced by the peaceful, emotional music.”
- Shawn Berit, Whidbey Life Magazine review
- SnoIsle Libraries podcast
- R J Lannan, ArtisanMusicReviews.com
- Herald Net
- Shawn Berit, Whidbey Life Magazine
- Mukilteo Beacon
- Sedona Red Rock News
- Bill Binkelman, ZoneMusicReporter.com
- RJ Lannan, ZoneMusicReporter.com
- South Whidbey Record