Festival of Four
Festival of Four
Festival of Four

A World of Music on a Single Stage.


Since 1992, the Festival of Four has delighted audiences with programs featuring music from around the world presented with the highest levels of virtuosity and musicianship. The sonic colors created by Chilean-born flutist Viviana Guzman with her collection of over 40 flutes from diverse cultures, the deep musicianship and dazzling virtuosity of guitarist Stevan Pasero, the breathtaking rhythms of flamenco guitar master Guillermo Rios, and the composition and arranging talents of classical guitarist Richard Patterson combine to shatter the boundaries of traditional chamber music and create a unique sound all their own.

“Festival of Four is Fantastic” Metro Detroit  Heritage Sunday (headline); “Programming and artistry are of the highest level. Three spontaneous standing ovations” St. Louis Classical Guitar Society; “An exceptional combination of talent and charisma.” State Theatre New Brunswick – Bristol-Myers Squibb Artists-In-Residence. Whether in concert or performing outreach, this exceptional quartet will bring your audience to its feet with the highest levels of virtuosity and musicianship.


“Your program exceeded our highest hopes. Both your programming and artistry  are on the highest level. Three spontaneous standing ovations!”  —William Ash, St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

“Almost all of the music on the program was folk or traditional music from some spot on the globe. The only thing the works had in common was that they were all delightful.” “…the performance never lacked a sense of joy and a genuine love for the music. They proved that classical guitar recitals do not have to be grimly serious to be good.”  Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

“The Festival of Four provided a spectacular evening of wide-ranging musical delights.” –La Feria News, TX

“The four musicians performed throughout with sensitivity and grace, each masters of their instruments. Their dynamics, ensemble feel and intonation were superb.” –The Journal-Standard, IL

“This was the quartet’s fifth visit to St. Louis under the auspices of the Guitar Society. They definitely deserved to be a part of the SLCGS’s 50th anniversary celebration, and judging by their audience rapport and the audience’s reaction, they’ve earned another return engagement as well.”  –Sarah Bryan Miller,   St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“More than 500 kids were mesmerized by an experience they certainly don’t get very often.” –East Oregonian

“Guillermo, Viviana, Richard and Marc are marvelously talented individuals that have a spellbinding synergy on stage. While each of them were a delight, as a group they performed enchantingly. They are certainly a treasure.” –Mark Braden, University of Michigan-Dearborn

“You were a huge hit with our audience, who were just blown away by your incredible talents.  I heard from so many people, both during the concert and since, and they absolutely loved it – your wonderful music selections, your humor –  it was just a great concert experience and everything that I, as a presenter, look for.” –Concerts Under the Dome, Gulfport, Mississippi (January 23, 2016)

“We have very high standards for the artists that we book and Festival of Four definitely met all of them!  And all of you are so easy to work with, which I appreciate!” –Concerts Under the Dome, Gulfport, Mississippi (January 23, 2016)