Michael Bautista is a multidimensional artist from the Bay Area, CA who holds degrees from both Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a virtuoso classical guitarist, an epic lead guitarist, and prolific composer. Michael has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall, was one of the top 5 guitarists in the 2006 Parkening International Guitar Competition, and has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras. Michael performed with the Pacific Guitar Ensemble for several years - a guitar ensemble that featured world-renowned guitarists, including David Tanenbaum Peppino D'Agostino, Marc Teicholz, Larry Ferrara, Paul Psarras, and Jon Mendel. Michael has also played lead guitar for several rock bands and has written a catalog of original songs and jingles. Michael has also collaborated with composer Miles Ito to produce soundtracks for several award-winning films and documentaries. Michael is a dedicated teacher of both math and music. He is passionate about helping students learn how to problem solve, develop a growth mindset, and enjoy learning.
Here's a link to Michael's YouTube Channel.
Here are reviews from a few of Michael's guitar performances:
San Mateo County Times
"The program was 'Concierto de Aranjuez' The soloist, a modest Michael Bautista won the audience's heart with his interpretation as he made the guitar strings sing. His performance of the second movement alone, an exquisitely soft and lyrical elegy, was worth the price of admission and establishes him as a major musical interpreter on the instrument."
San Francisco Classical Guitar Voice
In quite another direction was Michael Bautista's ass-kicking electric guitar account from Bach's E major Violin Partita - a performance that should have been subtitled 'every teenage violinist's secret fantasy.' I often come out of a concert thinking 'I wish I could do that,' but not always in such spirit. Was it cool that Bautista was also the dexterous acoustic guitar second soloist in the Brandenburg? Why yes it was."
Guitar Review - Issue 130
Regarding Bautista's debut performance at Carnegie Hall "A rare performance of Denisov's Sonata [was] where Bautista's playing came alive."