Patrick Appello had the honor of being chosen as the solo classical guitarist for the "Cellar in the Sky" restaurant in the Windows on the World Complex at the World Trade Center in New York, NY. Patrick was also co-winner of the Oscar Ghilia Guitar Competition and solo artist in the Master Class at the Aspen Music Festival. Patrick has since distinguished himself with a twenty plus year career including classical and flamenco performances at Agora Galleries, The NJ Guitar and Mandolin Society [Professional Artist member] Menzel Violins, the Finkelstein Memorial Library, Ingalls Recital Hall, Borden Recital Hall, Bargemusic, the United Nations, the Rainbow Room, the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel, and the S.S. Rotterdam of Holland America Cruise Lines. He has played at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Pierre, the Palace Hotel, the Mandarin Hotel and the Saint Regis Hotel, all in New York, NY.
Patrick has performed for the Princess Grace Foundation, Mayor Rudolph Guilliani, Arts Genesis, Nathan Cummings, and the Grammy Award celebration for Allan Menken, and many others. For the past decade, he has also dedicated himself to the study of Early Music and has a Master of Music degree from New Jersey City University. Early Music performances include concerts with the New York Continuo Collective and theorbo accompanist, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, New York, NY, Christ and St. Stephan Church, New York, NY, Our Saviors Atonement, New York, NY, Advent Lutheran Church, New York, NY, Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, and the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, Red Bank, NJ, and the Red Bank Regional High School for the Performing Arts, Little Silver, NJ, Middletown Library, Middletown, NJ.
He has studied guitar with Manuel Barrueco, Frederic Hand, Juan de la Mata, and Ana Maria Rosado, as well as pursued lute and theorbo studies with Pat O'Brien, Lucas Harris, Eloy Cruz, and Grant Herried. Patrick has also served as an instructor of classical guitar at the Westchester Conservatory. Patrick currently teaches the guitar and music history at Georgian Court University (www.georgian.edu) in Lakewood, NJ as well as guitar ensemble at Monmouth Conservatory of Music, Red Bank, NJ. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, he released "Reflections" in 2007 and plans to release his new album "The Last Rose of Summer" this winter. He is available for classical and flamenco guitar concerts and engagements as well as Early Music performances. Currently, he teaches classical and flamenco guitar at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, now operated by the Count Basie Center for the Arts.