Recognized internationally as an outstanding performing and recording
artist, a charismatic educator, and a transcriber and editor of both
taste and intelligence, David Tanenbaum is one of the most admired
classical guitarists of his generation. He has performed throughout the
United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, the former Soviet
Union and Asia, and in 1988 he became the first American guitarist to
be invited to perform in China by the Chinese government. He has been
soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony,
Minnesota Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, the Oakland Symphony, Vienna's
ORF orchestra, with such eminent conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kent
Nagano and John Adams.
David Tanenbaum has been a featured soloist at many international festivals, including those of Bath, Luzern, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Vienna as well as numerous guitar festivals. In 1989, as President of the Second American Classical Guitar Congress, he commissioned five new works, including Rosewood by Henry Brant for a large guitar orchestra. He has subsequently conducted Rosewood more than a dozen times on four continents.
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