David Tanenbaum (guitar) has performed in over 40 countries, and he has been soloist with prominent orchestras around the world including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and London Sinfonietta with such eminent conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kent Nagano. He has been featured at many leading international festivals, including those of Vienna, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Bath as well as numerous guitar festivals.

While David Tanenbaum’s repertoire encompasses a wide diversity of musical styles, he is recognized as one of the most eloquent proponents of contemporary guitar repertoire. Among the many works composed for him are Hans Werner Henze's guitar concerto An eine Äolsharfe, which he performed throughout Europe and recorded with the composer conducting; four works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis, and works by Terry Riley, Lou Harrison and Roberto Sierra. He has toured extensively with Steve Reich and Musicians and performed in Japan in 1991 at the invitation of Toru Takemitsu. He has had a long association with the Ensemble Modern and is a member of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. As a chamber musician he has collaborated, among others, with the Kronos, Shanghai, Alexander, New Zealand String Quartets, Cuarteto LatinoAmericano, and guitarist Manuel Barrueco.

David Tanenbaum can be heard more than thirty recordings on EMI, New Albion, Naxos and other labels. His Nonesuch recording of John Adam's Naive and Sentimental Music with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic was nominated for a 2002 Grammy as Best New Composition. Mr. Tanenbaum is Chair of the Guitar Department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For more information, please visit his website.

[from program for March 22, 2010 concert]

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