Several decades ago, I played a concert in Palm Springs during my exclusively classical music period. One of the people in attendance was Polish composer Roman Ryterband. His infectious enthusiasm was inspiring and he said he wanted to compose a work for me and this he did, a Sonata at that! It was just published, 2020, and now available. This publication by PWM is a wonderful production, very clear and easy to read with a nice fold out page for the last movement, text in Polish and English. Fulbright Scholar Tomasz Fechner currently at USC has done a brilliant job with editing and performing the work. Roman came from the land and legacy that produced Chopin and so many other brilliant composers and performers. In fact Chopin is quoted as saying "Nothing is more beautiful than the guitar, save two guitars!"
An anonymous donor had Park City UT artist, VOLSIC do an oil of
Byron at the legendary Cafe Boheme of Jackson Hole
Drew Struzan, (the legendary artist: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, the Muppets Movie, Indiana Jones) asked Byron Tomingas to create the music track for a video slide show of his art. Search the Internet for:
Sample from WY Native Son
The Wyoming Arts Council has given an award to Guitarist Byron Tomingas for 2015/16
The Council will provide match funding so Wyoming non-profits and towns can have Concert Guitarist Byron Tomingas at a cost comprable to any other artist!
Byron has a new album coming out to commerate the award, "WY Native Son"
The Planet Jackson Hole Newspaper award: Gold for Best Classical Musician fourth in a row!
It's a popular vote thing, not something you can enter, people either vote you in or not based on what you've already done which makes it one of the nicest honors.