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Frederick Clarke, Acoustic Guitar
Frederick Clarke

Bay Area virtuoso guitarist and composer Frederick Clarke began his formal training at age eleven in San Francisco. He went on to study classical guitar with Rani Cochran, herself a student of Andres Segovia, and musical composition under Roger Nixon. Frederick augmented this instruction with private lessons with Rey De La Torre (a contemporary of Segovia), and master classes with the Spaniard Narcisso Yepes, and Brazilâs Leo Brower. Over the years, Frederick has delighted audiences throughout the world with solo performances in Ireland, the British Virgin Islands, New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, Colorado, and California. His San Francisco appearances have included the Plush Room, Grace Cathedral, and the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. From 1975 to 1984 he teamed up with the well known classical guitarist Stevan Pasero in the group "Pasero and Clarke", performing together throughout the greater Bay Area.

Frederick has been invited to present private concerts for such notables as George Bush, Ronald Reagan, David Packard, David Rockefeller, Herman Wouk, Henry Kissinger, Ratan Tata, Merv Griffin, Burt Bacharach, and Mary McFadden.
His compositional endeavors include a mass for choir and orchestra, several string quartets, and pieces for guitar and various instruments. His work is currently being distributed throughout China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the Philippines on Wings Records.
Frederick proudly performs on the guitar built in 1975 by his late beloved father, Fred Clarke, Sr.