Randy Pile, trained in the Old World tradition of sophisticated elegance, tempered in the New World exploration of flamboyant virtuosity, and distilled through flawless technique, has been placed within a handful of the world’s finest performers. As a touring artist for the California Arts council, Randy is one of the most sought after performers of his generation, both at home and abroad. As recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician he has won acclaim for his “rich tone”, “powerful technique”, “graceful interpretations” and “sensitive musicianship”. His international following has been gained through performances in the USA, Europe, Canada, and the South Pacific with appearances in major music festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Aspen Music Festival, Salzburg Mozart Festival, the Malaga Music Festival, the Northwest Guitar Festival, and New Zealand’s Summer Festivals.
Dr. Pile’s academic credentials include degrees in Music from UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. His Ph.D. dissertation was based on a revision of the guitar works of Joaquin Rodrigo, which he undertook while working closely with Maestro Rodrigo at his home in Madrid. The study was sponsored by a grant to promote cultural cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and US Universities, an included special concerts and lectures on the music of Joaquín Rodrigo.