Taso has recorded two albums, the first being “Epitaphios” (2011) that features music from all over the world. This includes a world premier recording by the young American composer Kyle Peter Rotolo (Le Crane A La Cigarette Qui Fume). More recently he released the follow-up recording entitled "Renaissance | Baroque" (2015) featuring popular and lesser known transcriptions of works originally for lute, vihuela, theorbo and baroque guitar.

He is a popular asset among the orchestral associations around the country, giving his symphonic debut during the 2013-2014 season with the West Coast Symphony performing Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D. Recent engagements from the 2014-2015 season include a solo recital kicking off the tenth season of the Mount Cross Classical Concert Series and as a special guest on the nationwide tour promoting Drew Croon’s “Missa Andaluza.”

In 2010 Taso began a collaboration with internationally acclaimed dramatic tenor Charles Castronovo. Their program, entitled “Charles Castronovo’s Italian Songbook,” consists of popular Neapolitan, Sicilian and Italian folk songs arranged by Taso and the ensemble Sweet Nectar. Recent engagements include Irvine's Barclay Theater, Atlanta's Spivey Hall, New York City's 54 Below and a critically acclaimed debut at Los Angeles' Zipper Hall.

Taso’s various other musical collaborations include Greek folk music where he frequently joins together with the renowned Greek composer Dimitris Mann. He also is actively interested in contemporary popular music as well as music history.

He has been a member of the music faculty at Pepperdine University since 2011. He received his degrees from Pepperdine University studying with Christopher Parkening and the University of Southern California under Scott Tennant.

Taso plays on a 1973 José Ramírez guitar.

 

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