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James Lorusso - Performer, Teacher, Arranger, Composer
Reid Hall, Manhattanvlle College
Reid Hall, Manhattanville College
Duet by MaryAnn & James Lorusso


James Lorusso showed signs of talent in the visual arts from an early age, so it was assumed by his family that he would become an artist. After devoting years to his artwork, he began his study of the guitar at age 13, and due to his exceptional progress was able to begin performing within two years. His first formal classical guitar recital was in 1972, at Manhattanville College’s Reid Hall, known as the “Castle.” In 1976, he was appointed to the faculty and has remained the only classical and fingerstyle guitar teacher to the present day. After that first Manhattanville concert, Jim’s performances gradually increased throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Spain. His New York debut concert was in CAMI Hall, in 1984.

Besides solo concerts, Jim has been performing in duo with his wife, MaryAnn (also a guitarist and lutenist), since their marriage in 1978.

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