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Classical Guitar Magazine

February 10th, 2011

In the February 2011 edition of Classical Guitar Magazine, guitarist and journalist Julia Crowe featured my upcoming project in her “A Letter from New York” column. Click here to read the article.

Critics Pick

December 30th, 2010

By Nick Dimarco
Baltimore City Paper

As the old adage goes, those who cannot do, teach. Apparently Zane Forshee didn’t get the memo. The nationally recognized award-winning guitarist has toured around the country, delighting audiences with his eclectic guitar performances. Back in Baltimore, the contemporary soloist takes the stage at UMBC, just one of the four institutions where he’s on the faculty. For true music fans, do not miss out on the chance to learn a thing or two from the man who makes music his life in the classroom and on stage.

Superb Musical and Technical Skill

December 30th, 2010

By Timothy Smith

In his debut disc, Zane Forshee has selected several iconic classical guitar works through which he displays his unique musical voice. Although typically recognized for his interpretation of contemporary works, of the three composers featured on the CD, the Sonata by Leo Brouwer is the only 20th century work presented. Dispelling any question as to his competency when handling earlier works, Forshee opens with three popular Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. The three Sonatas cover a wide range of drama and tempo, and highlight Forshee’s superb musical and technical skill. The Brouwer Sonata that follows is one of this composers most critically acclaimed and widely known works. Throughout the first movement Forshee does an excellent job of maintaining the anxious and turbulent essence of the music, which is then tastefully released through is delicate and peaceful rendition of the second movement. The recording closes with the familiar Mallorca by Isaac Albéniz, which contrasts nicely with the works by Scarlatti and Brouwer. Overall the disc is an excellent introduction to Forshee’s musical voice, and I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.