Posted on December 13, 2021

Spotlight banner for Thursdays@Three: Scott Kritzer Spotlight banner for Thursdays@Three: Scott Kritzer

This week on Thursdays@Three, we welcome professional classical guitarist, performer, and teacher Scott Kritzer. Hailed a “champion of the living American composer”, by Willamette Week, Mr. Kritzer has premiered newly commissioned works for guitar in virtually every major US city.

He’ll perform both festive holiday works and baroque music (originally written for lute). Tune in at 89.9 FM in Portland or anywhere online via our live player.


Scott Kritzer is one of those rare musicians who finds himself equally at home as a performer and an educator. He was a faculty member from 1980-2010 at Lewis and Clark and Reed Colleges in Portland, Oregon. Kritzer now devotes himself to an active private teaching studio where he shares his method developed from over 35 years of performing, studying and teaching.

Mr. Kritzer has performed concerts in London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall, Lutheran Hall and Sapporo, Japan, and is often found performing on series that have included Itzhak Perlman, Ivo Pogorelic, Cecelia Bartoli and the Emerson and KRONOS String Quartets. In 1996 Mr. Kritzer was chosen by Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield to represent the entire state of Oregon in a special performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Learn more on his website. 

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