"A singular voice on the nylon-stringed guitar"
Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight - read full article here
"Penguin Eggs" magazine article 2016
Itamar Erez- Solo
Bruce D. Bachand
Itamar has a unique program of his original solo guitar/piano music.
Such compositions as the energetic "Choro for Lulo", the sweet "New Dawn" and the flamenco oriented "Prisoner's Song" are just few of his solo favorites. Itamar draws from different sources of inspiration for his music and that includes Arabic/Turkish music as well as Jazz and Brazilian music. Itamar's guitar is a unique instrument that includes semi-frets to produce quarter-tones on his guitar. He is often showcasing his other instruments as well, such as his Requinto and Fretless guitar. Apart from performing solo, Itamar also gives clinics and workshops on his special approach to guitar playing.
Itamar has performed solo at the Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase (2014 & 2016), the Tel Aviv Guitar Week (2016), the Vancouver International Guitar Festival (June 2017 & Aug 2018), the River Spirit Music series & DROM (NY) , at the Laboratorio de la Guitarra Flamenca & Gitarrenzentrum (Germany).
"Itamar Erez combines in his music an impressive artistic ability with virtuosity on both guitar and piano, creativity & mastery in a variety of musical languages... His music is fresh and sweeping, interesting and complex. His music is fluent and full of emotion and nuance... (2014 Landau prize, judges statement)