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Sac State Guitar Teacher Richard Savino Nominated for Grammy "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on Feb. 12, 2012

Richard Savino teaches classical guitar at Sac State and has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award. The music industry's highest honor is Grammy recognition, although this year's awards show comes sadly a day after the untimely death of Whitney Houston, which will likely be the focus at the event in Los Angeles. Richard has been nominated in the classical small ensemble category for his recording of "The Kingdoms of Castille."

It's not often that Sacramentans are nominated for such a prestigeous award. Richard's musical journey started with being captivated by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show nearly 50 years ago. He was amazed by their singer-songwriter abilities. He then learned guitar and became interested in classical music. He gained further musical education as a student of respected guitar master, Andres Segovia in New York. Richard Savino became a Sac State guitar professor in 1985.

In 1999 Richard founded El Mundo, an ensemble that plays Latin American classical music in which he is the conductor. In 2011 Richard received a Grammy nomination for his rendition of the Johann Adolf Hasse opera "Marc' Antonio e Cleopatra," which was composed in the 18th century. Read more about Richard Savino in this recent Sacramento Bee article. A more in depth review of Richard' classical album nominated for a Grammy in 2012 can be found at

UPDATE: Robert did not win the award, but remains on Sacramento's short list of local Grammy nominees.

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