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Brian Head

About this Artist

BRIAN HEAD enjoys multi-faceted career as a guitarist, teacher and composer, performing and recording as a soloist, as an accompanist, and with many groups including inauthentica, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their New Music Players, Ten-String Music, and XTet. He has premiered works by Tamar Diesendruck, Stephen Hartke, William Kraft, Frederick Lesemann and Steve Reich among others. As a composer, he recently wrote an homage to John McLaughlin for the 2005 Grammy-award winning Guitar Heroes album by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and his works for solo guitar have been performed for many years throughout the U.S. and abroad in venues including Merkin Hall in New York, Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. As a teacher, Brian has a dual appointment on the Classical Guitar and Composition faculties at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Brian previously led the classical guitar program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently president of the Guitar Foundation of America.