Antonio Joaquin Arizaga has had a long and illustrious career as a performer, recording artist and music educator. Maestro Arizaga's mastery of the Spanish Guitar indicates devotion and respect for this art form, which dates back centuries. His live concert repertoire includes dramatic and brilliantly executed performances of Spanish guitar pieces as well as expressive arrangements and extraordinary performances of popular adult contemporary selections. After attending California Institute of the Arts, Arizaga went on to play master classes with; Julian Bream, Pepe and Angel Romero, among others, and studied privately with Pepe Romero of Los Romeros - "Royal Family of the Guitar." He has a reputation as an inspiring teacher and is an avid musical scholar. In solo performance, Arizaga has achieved the resonant and lyrical touch that coaxes from the guitar an authentic and breathtaking sound. Dazzling execution of challenging fingerwork graces every song in his repertoire. The range of nuance he elicits from the guitar demonstrates virtuosic technique and intuitive insight into the spirit of the music that is truly breathtaking to experience.