Livorno 1938 — Oscar Ghiglia is considered the ideal continuation of the school of Andrés Segovia (Linares, Andalusia 1893 – Madrid 1987) at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. He himself considers this to be the place where music instruction reaches the pinnacle of quality. He was the chairman-founder of the classical guitar department at the Aspen Music School in Colorado, and Artist in Residence at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford (Connecticut). He taught for 22 years, from 1983 to 2005, at the Basler Hochschule für Musik, the Basel Academy of Music. Oscar Ghiglia is often invited to give advanced courses in the Academies of Zurich and Lucerne, and is a regular visiting professor at the Juilliard School in New York, at Northwestern University in Evanston Ill., and at the Cincinnati University Conservatory of Music where he teaches courses every year. His frequent concert activity throughout the world continues, and his many records (Emi, Nonesuch, Ricerca, etc.) are being joined by a new series of CDs recorded for the Stradivarius record company, the last of which are dedicated to Manuel Maria Ponce and to Johann Sebastian Bach. In 2004, he received an honorary degree in music from the University of Hartford, Connecticut. Among the most illustrious students from various parts of the world, he especially cites: Eliot Fisk, Marcin Dylla, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Stefano Grondona, Letizia Guerra, Sharon Isbin and Elena Papandreou. He teaches guitar at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana since 1976.