Eliot Fisk is known worldwide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. He is also celebrated for his willingness to take art music into unusual venues (schools, senior centers, and even logging camps and prisons). Eliot Fisk has performed as soloist with major orchestras across the country and worldwide, and with a dizzying array of chamber music colleagues including the Shanghai, Juilliard, Borromeo, and Miro String Quartets. He has invented numerous crossover projects with, among others, Paco Peña, flamenco guitar; Joe Pass and Bill Frisell, jazz guitar; chanteuse Ute Lemper, and Turkish music specialist Burhan Öçal. Fisk’s innumerable transcriptions have transformed the repertoire of the classical guitar, and numerous new works have been dedicated to him by composers as varied as Luciano Berio, Leonardo Balada, Robert Beaser, Nicholas Maw, George Rochberg, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Kurt Schwertsik. A new quintet for guitar and strings is currently being composed for Fisk and the Arditti String Quartet by eminent German composer Wolfgang Rihm.