About the artist:
Nicholas Petrou is considered by many to be one of the world's leading classical guitarists. Born in Greece, he was inspired to study the guitar at the age of 13 after hearing the recordings of Andrés Segovia, a life-long influence. His first and only teacher was not a guitarist but a high school music teacher and composer, Vasilis Daramaras. He has received international critical acclaim for his recordings of works by Agustin Barrios, Hector Villa-Lobos and Frank Martin. Nicholas Petrou has also published a number of transcriptions for the guitar for Schott. In order to prepare for a series of recordings of his repertoire in the early 1990s, he discontinued performing in public. Unfortunately, he was then diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (including finger nail psoriasis) and forced to stop playing.