David Tanenbaum made his debut at the age of 16 and has since performed in recitals, masterclasses and with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the former Soviet Union and China. He has been guest soloist with the London Sinfonietta, Oakland Symphony and Germany's ORF Orchester, and, as guest guitar soloist with The Joffrey Ballet, with the Chicago, San Francisco, Oregon and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. He has also appeared with the Kronos and Shanghai Quartets and Steve Reich and Musicians, and has been a featured soloist at numerous festivals, including those of Bath, Luzern, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Finland, Hungary and Carmel and San Luis Obispo.
Among the many works premiered by Mr. Tanenbaum is Hans Werner Henze's guitar concerto "An Eine Aolsharfe", Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" and Peter Maxwell Davies' "Sonata" and "Hill Runes". David Tanenbaum has recorded the complete "Royal Winter Music" by Henze for Audiofon Records; "Lute Masterworks", a guitar recording of Bach, Dowland and Milano, on Innova Digital Archive; "Estudios", a double CD of studies by Sor, Carcassi and Brouwer on GSP; Henze's "An Eine Aolsharfe" on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and the recently released and critically acclaimed "Acoustic Counterpoint" on New Albion Records. He can also be heard on the Green Linnett, Neuma and Rhino labels.
Mr. Tanenbaum has published numerous transcriptions of early music with Guitar Solo Publications, and has other editions published by Schott, Chester, Berben and ACA. He is currently Chairman of the Guitar Department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and lives in Berkeley. In 1989, he served as President of the Second American Classical Guitar Congress, held at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. For that Congress, he commissioned five new scores, including a work for 100 guitars by Henry Brant.
David Tanenbaum's website is located at http://davidtanenbaum.com/.
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