Venue and Media Press Kit

String Stories

 A World Music Odyssey

Andre Feriante

Impressionist Guitarist, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Poet, Vocalist

Genre: Neo-Flamenco, World Music Fusion, Classical

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The Concert Experience

Andre Feriante has created a show that is truly one of a kind. Using his own carefully curated instrument collection, he takes the audience on a journey through time and place with the guitar and it's many relatives. 

His concert and collection offers instruments that predate the guitar, such as the oud, baroque lute, and buzuq. He travels the world to explore the cousins of the guitar, such as the Sitar of India, the Charango of Peru, and Zhongruan of China. Of course he also presents more known instruments like the classical guitar, ukulele, and the banjo which has origins in Africa. 

No one else is offering this kind of show exploring both the history of the guitar while also exploring the cultures represented by the guitars relatives around the world. This is a very unique opportunity for your audiences to have a true one of a kind experience that is as interesting and enlightening as it is entertaining. 

String Stories Concert Preview

Virtuoso

3 Continents. 15 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.

Concert Instruments

  • 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

  • Ronroco - Bolivia

  • Banjo (Original Nylon String) - Africa

  • Shamisen - Japan

  • Zhongruan (Chinese Moon Guitar) - China

  • Baglama - Turkey, Greece, Middle East

  • Buzuq - Lebanon

  • 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

  • Baroque Guitar - Spain / Europe

  • Baroque Lute - Europe

  • Renaissance Lute - Europe

  • Electric Sitar Guitar - USA

  • Rabab - Afghanistan

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. 

Rates

Please contact us for a quote. Rates will need to cover his base fee, tour staff, travel costs, lodging, and other travel expenses. 

We will be happy to discuss arrangements that can include flat rates or ticket splits. 

We encourage venues to find show sponsors that will also offer comped meals and lodging that will includ two hotel rooms. Sponsor logos will be included on promotional posters and in show programs, along with any other visibility you provide them.

About Andre Feriante

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. 

-Shawn Berit

Impressions

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.”

     - Citysearch

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

Bio

  • Born and raised in Italy

  • Played his first concert in Rome, Italy in 1979

  • Trained with

    • 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

  • 15 albums released

    • several with top 10 radio airplay ranking

  • Plays in premiere venues around the world

  • His personal collection of string instruments includes:

    • 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

    • Heart

    • Alice in Chains

    • NW Symphony

    • Olita Adam

    • David Benoit

    • Overton Berry

  • 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

Italian born Andre Feriante has developed a one-of-a-kind style blending classical, flamenco, contemporary, and world music elements. He brings his signature style to every performance, while also seeking the flavor and inspiration of his instruments from around the world. 

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. 

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're spending an evening with an old 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. 

Press Links

Check it Out: Andre Feriante

     - SnoIsle Libraries podcast

Album Review: Terra de Eros

     - R J Lannan, ArtisanMusicReviews.com

Guitar virtuoso from Whidbey Island to play Benaroya Hall​

     - Herald Net

A Musician’s Journey Leads to Whidbey Island

     - Shawn Berit, Whidbey Life Magazine

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: "The History of the World According to the Guitar"

     - Mukilteo Beacon

Guitarist creates poetry with musical instruments

     - Sedona Red Rock News

Andre Feriante is expanding his creative energies at his home base on Whidbey Island

     - WhidbeyLocal.com

Album Review: "Novella, Ukelele Mosaique"

     - Bill Binkelman, ZoneMusicReporter.com

MSN's 12 Sexy Bald Men

     - MSN.com

Album Review: "Bohemian Boulevard"

"An Exercise in Spanish Guitar Perfection"

     - RJ Lannan, ZoneMusicReporter.com

Global guitarist Andre Feriante brings festival to Whidbey

     - South Whidbey Record

Links

Website

AndreFeriante.com

Social Media​

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