With the goal of sharing his musical vision with large audiences, Daniel Salazar has reimagined the traditional concert experience, creating new programs that have redefined the Spanish classical guitar’s limits. In 1993 he conceived and founded Guitar Under the Stars, a large-scale outdoor concert production in Harford, Connecticut. Since then, Guitar Under the Stars has become a yearly event that draws an audience of thousands to hear his original music and brilliant orchestral arrangements of classical, Latin American and Spanish works. The event is free and open to the entire community, and is a genuine example of how music brings people together.
Daniel Salazar is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the 2015 National Artist Teacher Fellowship, a Proclamation from the Office of The Mayor declaring “Daniel Salazar Day” in the of The City of Hartford, a 2013 Official Citation from The State of Connecticut’s House of Representatives for leadership in music and artistic vision and the 2011 Connecticut Public Service Award for the Arts. He is also a recipient of the Latino de Oro Award, which recognizes outstanding musical achievement. With his international performances, distinctive repertoire, dynamic original music and arrangements of Spanish classics for guitar and orchestra, Daniel Salazar continues to expand the guitar’s repertoire while introducing new audiences to the beautiful sound of the Spanish classical guitar.