This spring, Zisa returned to Japan to give the keynote address for the five-year anniversary 2011 Earthquake-Tsunami and premiere an originalRead More
Dr. Peter Joseph Zisa is an award-winning performer on the six and eight string guitar. Reviewers and audiences across the U.S. and abroad describe Zisa’s musicianship as “dynamic, sensitive, authentic, inspiring and emotionally expressive”. Zisa is grateful for his studies with David Grimes, and with legendary performers Maestro Andrés Segovia, José Rey de la Torre, José Tomas, and Oscar Ghiglia, who have contributed to his musical development.Read More
July 14 - October 15
September 17 @ 7:30 pm
Casa Della Zisa is the name of Dr. Peter Joseph Zisa’s new home concert series featuring performers and artists from across the creative spectrum. This series of unique home performances provides audiences with intimate, up-close experiences with artists and masters of their craft.Read More
Zisa Academy is the newest initiative to spring from the energetic and limitlessly creative mind of Dr. Peter Joseph Zisa, and is dedicated to the exploration of the intersection of music, arts and education. Through Zisa Academy, Dr. Zisa will share his own insights and scholarship on such topics as education, culture and music, and also showcase the work on these topics by other professionals in their fields.Read More
Praise for Peter Joseph Zisa
Peter Zisa is a sensitive guitarist, who delicately blends melodic line and texture
into an exciting musical experience.
Louis SahagunLos Angeles Times
Peter Zisa is an exceptional guitarist whose talent transcends mere technique
to a higher level of musical artistry.
Scott ZeidelCypress College and Mt. San Antonio College, Adjunct Professor
Peter Zisa is one of the very few I have heard who goes beyond the notes to the higher level of musical understanding and expression. His playing is delightful and moving.
David GrimesGuitar Foundation of America, Emeritus President
Peter Zisa is an immensely skilled and versatile musician.
Andrew EhrlichPortland Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster
Peter Zisa is a true modern master, and as much a virtuoso as a teacher.
Nicholas SaridakisSaridakis Luthiery, Violin Luthier
Peter Zisa’s classical guitar performance was absolutely wonderful
and lent to the creation of a classy atmosphere.
Paul SutinenMarylhurst University, Director of Arts Programs