composer, guitarist, baritone; b. November 22, 1952
American Record Guide calls Wallace’s compositions “exciting, unpredictable, and fresh”. Fanfare magazine has dubbed him a composer with “an authentic expressive voice” and a “high standard of musical interest” and NewMusicBox.org calls it “contemporary musical emancipation”. Wallace’s works showcase the classical guitar in solo, duo and trio, as well as in chamber works with voice, flute, cello, English horn, mandolin, and piano. Self-taught as a composer, his compositional style has influences from the blues and jazz to medieval and avante garde. The compelling melodies and rich accompaniments in over 100 songs highlight the influence of his mentors from Dowland to Schubert to Britten. Wallace has written works for ChromaDuo, Jugend Zupf Orchestra of Germany, Mare Duo, Marek Pasiezcny, Olson / De Cari Duo, Providence Mandolin Orchestra and others. Wallace’s complete works and recordings are available at www.gyremusic.com.