Biography / Press Materials
1st prize: 2008 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. Buffalo, NY
1st prize: 2007 Pittsburgh Concert Society Auditions. Pittsburgh, PA
1st prize: 2006 Texas Guitar Competition. Dallas, TX
1st prize: 2004 Appalachian GuitarFest. Boone, NC
1st prize: 2003 Music Teachers National Association. Salt Lake City, UT
1st prize: 2002 Schadt String Competition. Allentown, PA
1st prize: 1998 Centro Guitarristico del Uruguay
2nd prize: 2005 National Guitar Workshop. New Milford, CT
2nd prize: 2005 St. Joseph International Guitar Competition. St. Joseph, MO
2nd prize: 2005 Texas Guitar Competition. Dallas, TX
2nd prize: 2000 Ciudad de Montevideo Competition (Uruguay)
2nd prize: 2000 Colon Competition (Argentina)
3rd prize: 2007 Miami Interntional Guitar Competition and Assemblage. Miami, FL
3rd prize: 2007 International Koblenz Guitar Competition. “Hubert Kappel”
3rd prize: Guitar Foundation of America (CA 2001 & FL 2002)“

“Piccolo introduces us to a lot of new talent, but none can top the prodigious talent of Sartor…plays with great heart…consummate skill, sparkling technique and cleanly executed embellishments… a sizzling example of sterling talent.”
Post and Courier, Charleston, SC.

“…seguramente sea el mejor concertista de guitarra uruguayo de la nueva camada… asombrosamente impecable… Sartor domina ampliamente la tecnica de su instrumento y muestra, en todo momento, un equilibrio sonoro muy logrado.”
El Pais,Uruguay.

“excellent projection and mature musicianship…brilliant…displayed a large, warm sound…and dramatic sense of phrasing”
Morning Call, Allentown, PA.

“Sartor’s playing was excellent; secure, controlled and confident.”
Free-Times, Columbia, SC

“asombro… increible refinamiento estetico-digital”
Revista Sinfonica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

“se ha revelado como un guitarrista maduro, de una notable musicalidad y de una escuela tecnica admirable. Su digitacion es limpia… su enfoque musical en cada obra es sumamente interesante y su sonido es, ademas de cautivante, equilibrado…exploro con acertada dinamica un amplio rango de matices sonoros en su instrumento, logrando una linea melodica genuina, colmada de sutilezas.. una mirada diferente y genial a obras tantas veces escuchadas.”

“Sartor’s playing was characterized by the smoothness and assurance of his technique that seemed almost casual, even in difficult moments. This contributed to the artist’s natural shaping of the musical line and the grace of the rapid figurations in the first movement… the most intimate view of Sartor’s nimble fingering, fluent long runs, and wonderfully pensive, articulate solo passages… in the rousing Finale, his rhythmic acuity was striking in staking out the movement’s opposition of guitar and orchestra. The audience loved it… a truly magical spell.”
The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY.