Fisk was the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia and is the holder of all reproduction rights to Segovia's music, given to him by Segovia's wife, Emilia. After attending Jamesville-Dewitt High School in Dewitt, New York, Fisk also studied interpretation under harpsichordists Ralph Kirkpatrick and Albert Fuller at Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1976. After graduation, he was asked to form the Guitar Department at the Yale School of Music. He was the winner of the International Guitar Competition in 1980.

He is a professor at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria, where he teaches in five different languages, and in Boston at the New England Conservatory. His students have come from many countries, and several have gone on to become important performers and teachers in their own right.

Fisk lives in Boston, Salzburg, and Granada, Spain with his wife, Zaira, and their 6-year-old daughter, Raquel. He uses a handmade Thomas Humphrey Millennium guitar and another by upcoming luthier Stephan Connor. He received the Grand Cross of Isabel la Cátolica on June 10, 2006, from King Juan Carlos of Spain. Earlier recipients have included Andrés Segovia and Yehudi Menuhin. Fisk earned the award for contributions to Spanish music as an interpreter and teacher.

Eliot Fisk wurde 1958 in Philadelphia geboren. Er gilt als einer der letzten Schüler Andres Segovias und hält die Rechte dessen Stücke.
Am 10. Juni 2006 erhielt Fisk den Orden de Isabel la Católica, die höchste Auszeichnung Spaniens, für die Verdienste um die Musik des Landes.
Fisk gibt freiwillig Unterricht für Menschen, die sich solch einen Zugang sonst nicht beschaffen könnten, beispielsweise in Gefängnissen, Altenheimen und Kirchen.
Besonders zu erwähnen sind seine Transkriptionen von Paganinis 24 Capricen sowie Konzerte von J.S. Bach für die Gitarre. Zusätzlich zu seinen Soloauftritten tritt Fisk in Duetten mit bekannten Musikern wie Flötistin Paula Robison, Violinist Ruggiero Ricci sowie Gitarrist Joe Pass auf.
( Wikipidia.Org : Eliot Fisk )
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