Mark Anthony Cruz



The Texas Guitar Quartet (TXGQ)
premiering Mark Cruz's
"Agitato and Departure"
Austin, Texas - Oct. 23, 2010

Adam Holzman with Mark after
premiering Mark's 'Triptych'.
International Guitar Festival at Mannes,
NYC - July 1st, 2005

“I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the “Hymnody” recording by Mark Anthony Cruz. I appreciate his fine arrangements and playing of them. It is rare to hear hymn arrangements of this quality.”
  Christopher Parkening. World renowned recording and concert guitarist. Burbank, California

Mark Anthony Cruz
Pre-Inaugural Ball — Jan. 8, 2011
Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks.
Mark Cruz & Chuck Moore
Governor's Ball, Oklahoma City, OK — 2011

"There is nothing more beautiful and worshipful than the classical guitar. Mark Anthony Cruz will be a refreshing addition to any church service. His talent is unsurpassed as he plays with great skill and sensitivity. He is already booked for another concert in our church."
Tom Tillman, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church of Conroe, Texas

Joseph Martin
"Listening to the music of Mark Anthony Cruz is an invitation to something very special. His music is art of the highest order."   — Joseph Martin. Composer and editor. Shawnee Press


Mark with Pianist Joseph Martin
Jubilate Festival Concert
Waco, Texas - July 2003

I am so impressed with your great compositions! ...I would love a piece for Kirk and I to play... I just love your music."

John McClellan from the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo

Lance Berkman
Lance Berkman of the
Houston Astros and Mark
at the FCA Banquet
Austin, Texas 2002

Scott Johnson and Edgar Cruz
Scott Johnson, Mark's brother Edgar Cruz
and Mark in Mérida, Mexico - Nov 2003

Grapevine Tx
First United Methodist Church
Grapevine, Texas

World Jazz Festival
Vienne, France 2001

"... your CD is a stunningly beautiful gem. It is in heavy rotation at Blue Rock. Bachlava! Spiritoso. So inventive, melodic, and exquisitely executed...It will take many listens to receive the full and joyful gift of this album. Makes me glad for ears. What a privilege to have you in these parts! Play on, friend."

Billy Crockett, Songwriter and Recording Artist

The Cruz Trio
Brother Edgar, Mark and Marks father, Manuel
"The Original Cruz Trio"

Walnut Valley Festival
2nd prize National Fingerpicking Competition
September 2001

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