James Manuele is a classically-trained guitarist near Portland, Oregon.
He enjoys performing in concerts and festive events throughout the country, playing solo as well as in duos or ensembles.
James Manuele’s repertoire ranges from Baroque music, such as Bach’s Cello Suites, to contemporary composers, such as Bryan Johanson.
The Portland Guitar Society called his debut recording a “reflective and immediately appealing performance.”
James began playing guitar at the age of ten. At fifteen he was selected to study with Celin Romero, a renowned musician who’s been knighted in Spain for his musical accomplishments.
James has performed in master classes for George Sakelariou, Bartolomeo Diaz, Benjamin Verdery and John Duarte.
At Mansfield University, James studied voice, viola, and guitar under Pablo Cohen. He was awarded the SAI/Schmitz award for Best Performance. James earned his Masters of Music in Guitar Performance at Portland State University under composer and guitarist Bryan Johanson.
James plays concert bookings and festive occasions throughout the year. His music adds “the perfect soundtrack for an enjoyable evening.”
The Portland Guitar Duo formed in 1999. James Manuele and Foti Lycouridis share a mutual enthusiasm for the medium and have performed in numerous venues, as well as on radio and television.
For more information about this duo see www.portlandguitarduo.com
In addition to performing, James is a guitar teacher. He teaches in person and online through YouTube videos. His YouTube videos on guitar instruction have been viewed more than half a million times.
Also he teaches two workshops, one on Practice and Performance,
the other on the History of the Guitar.
© James Manuele 2019