david m. adams


david adams

I am a classical guitar enthusiast and have studied classical guitar for many years as a serious avocation. My principal studies have been with two outstanding musicians and guitarists, Peter Yates and Jack Sanders.

In years past I have performed with the Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble; currently, I perform with a quartet under the direction of Mr. Sanders. I also play at weddings, holiday gatherings, and church services. I particularly enjoy 19th-century guitar repertoire (e.g., Sor, Mertz) and music originally written for the vihuela (a 16th-century cousin of the guitar) and the lute.

I play a 19th –century instrument after Rene Lacote, built by Jack Sanders. (www.sandersguitar.com). I also play on two guitars with an extended range: an 11-string alto guitar by the Swedish luthier Georg Bolin, and a 13-string alto guitar by Roger Stromberg (http://hem.passagen.se/rogerst/). These instruments are especially effective for performance of baroque lute music, including transcriptions of Bach and the work of S.L.Weiss.

Upcoming performances
October 30, 2011, Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation (music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ariel Ramirez)

December 3, 2011, Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble (music of Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Motzart, Ravel, and Satie)

December 7, 2011, Pomona College Guitar Quartet (music of Albeniz and Lauridsen)