AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - Beirut
“ Press notices that preceded Massimo Gasbarroni’s arrival
were so full of such phrases as “ true virtuoso”, ”sensitive
interpreter”, ”complete mastery”, “brilliant technique”,
“one of the finest” and “superb artist” that a worldly-wise
Beirut public was inclined to suspect this was going a bit
far to describe a player of a relatively minor instrument,
the classical guitar. After Gasbarroni‘s recital in the
Assembly Hall however, the audience was convinced that words
are all inadequate. The satisfaction that Gasbarroni gives
his hearers is beyond the power of speech to convey”.
American musicologist at the "American University of Beirut"
“In his recital
at the AUB Assembly Hall Gasbarroni confirmed the impression
of those who had heard him before that he is one of the most
outstanding contemporary guitarists and
drew from those who heard him for the first time such
comments as “ This is the only classical guitar recital I’ve
secret of Gasbarroni’s attraction is not his technical
brilliance, the breath of his tonal range, and his grasp of
the harmonic resources of his instrument alone; it is above
all his attitude towards his talent and the music he plays.
Like Segovia, who was one of his teachers, Gasbarroni does
not force himself on his listeners by dazzling virtuoso
display. Instead, he quietly invites us to share with him
the delight he has found in exploring the magic lands of the
Such an approach is as rare as it is irresistible, and it
makes M. G. appearance in Lebanon one of the most
eagerly-awaited events of the season.
"MONDAY MORNING" November 1980. (1st page)
"MONDAY MORNING" November 1980. (2nd page)
AUB (Univ.)Beirut 1980 - Guitar Seminar
Concert for the UN forces in Lebanon 1980
"LA REVUE DU LIBAN" - Concert in Kaslik, Lebanon 1988
SEMINAR at USEK (Beirut Univ.) 1988 - with Prof. J.
by ITALAIR, Nakoura South Lebanon, 4 1980
Beirut 1988 "LE REVEIL"
Prof. Samir Thabet Vice President of American University
Beirut, USEK Univ. La Revue du Liban "UN RECITAL MEMORABLE"
Beirut, "Monday Morning", Dec.1981
Beirut - "L'ECUME DES JOURS", 3rd tour in Lebanon
Leave-taking - Nakoura (concert for the UN
Gen. Jerskin. Commandant and Maggiore U.Taddei (Italian
With the UN Forces Commandant and and the Italian "Heliwing