Victor Main is an award-winning classical guitarist, composer and educator based out of Cranston, Rhode Island. Victor is the guitarist in residence at Pumphouse Music Works in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. Victor is also the president of the nonprofit organization the Rhode Island Guitar Guild. The Rhode Island Guitar Guild presents concerts and masterclasses of international soloists and ensembles in addition to leading educational outreach programs for aspiring musicians.
Victor began his guitar studies in high school at the age of 16 and quickly decided to pursue his passion for music at the conservatory level. He received his Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance from the Mannes College of Music in 2011 where he studied with Michael Newman, Frederic Hand, and Terry Champlain.
Victor has been fortunate enough to perform in many master classes for acclaimed guitarists such as Denis Azabagic, Oscar Ghiglia, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Pepe Romero, David Tanenbaum, Benjamin Verdery, and Fabio Zanon. Victor has also studied privately with Thomas Viloteau (2008 winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition) and Joao Luiz of the Brazil Guitar Duo (Concert Artist Guild winners in 2008). Victor also had the honor of studying with Sharon Isbin (Head of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard School) at the Aspen Music Festival during the summers of 2011-2013.
Victor has performed and given masterclasses extensively across the North East. He has also given multiple performances on the West Coast of United States. Victor has performed at many notable venues including the Courthouse Center for the Arts, the Newport Art Museum, Pumphouse Music Works, the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, the Morgan Library, the Americas Society, the Oneata Guitar Festival, the University of Rhode Island International Guitar Festival, the New York Guitar Seminar, the Aspen Music Festival and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Victor has also participated in several successful chamber ensembles. One of those ensembles was a winner of the New York Youth Symphony’s chamber music competition in 2007 which resulted in Victor’s second Carnegie Hall appearance.