|Nocy Karkour (USA) - guitar |
Hailed as an "Orchestra on Six Strings" by the Pasadena weekly, Nocy's rich harmonic textures and lightning-fast play simulate the sounds of many instruments. "I want to make this guitar play like a Saxophone, like drums like congas…you name it, because nobody ever has." Schooled at the Paris Conservatory for Classical Guitar, Nocy has headlined festivals and concerts worldwide. He has recorded and performed with a myriad of artists such as David Foster, Jon Anderson of the rock group Yes, Gypsy Kings, Rod Stewart, Kenny G, and has accompanied acclaimed Gypsy Guitarist Manitas de Plata. Nocy's abilities keep him in high demand in the entertainment world. He was the first musician to perform our National Anthem on a Classical Guitar before a Lakers basketball game at Staples Center Arena in Los Angeles. He performed at the opening ceremonies of the 1994 World Cup Competition in Los Angeles and has composed music for national and international television programs and movies. He headlined at the Mirage, and the Bellagio in Las Vegas, performs concert engagements throughout the world, conducts private guitar lessons, and has taught music education to elementary students in a southern California school district.