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Guitarist, lutenist John Schneiderman at Collection of Musical Instruments

October 15, 2009


The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will present a recital by the critically-acclaimed John Schneiderman, a virtuoso on plucked instruments and a specialist in eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars. Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America. Schneiderman will perform in the intimate venue of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 3 pm.

Tickets are $20, $15 for Yale staff and seniors, $10 for students. For more information, visit the Collection’s website or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the artist

Beginning his performance career as a banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle player, the young John Schneiderman was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California. He continues his interest in early American music performing traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes clawhammer style on the five-string banjo. Mr. Schneiderman studied with British guitar pedagogue and author Frederick Noad, and continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, with the great modern pioneer of the baroque lute, Eugen Dombois. Mr. Dombois’ precise and detailed approach to the repertoire continues notably to influence Schneiderman’s interpretations today. He is a member of the chamber ensembles Galanterie, and The Czar’s guitars, and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica and the American Bach Soloists. His extensive discography, much of it rarely or never before recorded lute and guitar music, includes cds on the Titanic, AudioQuest, Dorian, Centaur, VGo and Profil:Edition Günter Hänssler labels. Mr. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine, Irvine Valley College and Orange Coast College, and has been on the faculties of the California State University at Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.