Cygnus Ensemble

Oren Fader

ImageOren Fader is active as a performer of classical guitar repertoire, both traditional and contemporary. Reviewing his solo New York recital, Guitar Review magazine stated: „His scholarship, technique, and intelligent musicianship are plainly evident and the beauty of his tone is consistently compelling.” He has performed in London, Tokyo, Munich, Amsterdam, Montreal, Maui, Russia, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Concerto performances include the Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Other soloist appearances include the North Country Chamber Players, Queensboro Orchestra, Manchester Music Festival Chamber Symphony and the Riverside Symphony. Recent chamber and orchestral performances include Music from Japan, Da Camera Houston, Sequitur, American Composers' Orchestra, Music at the Anthology, Absolute Ensemble, New World Symphony, Speculum Musicae, New Amsterdam Singers, Glimmerglass Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Met Chamber Ensemble, New York City Ballet, and the New York Festival of Song. Festival performances include Aspen, Tanglewood, and Morelia (Mexico). Mr. Fader is well known for his performance of contemporary music. In a performance of Mario Davidovsky's Synchronisms #10 for guitar and electronic tape, The New York Times wrote: „Oren Fader gave the guitar part a polished, energetic performance that was precisely matched to the tape sounds. And at a recent performance The New York Times called Mr. Fader's playing „Electrifying" (playing together with guitarists William Anderson and Scott Kuney). As a member of the Award- winning new music ensembles Cygnus and Parnassus, he has premiered over 30 solo and chamber works with guitar, including compositions by Babbitt, Wuorinen, Machover, Biscardi, Currier, Naito, Pollock, and others. CRI recently released the Cygnus ensemble's first disc, featuring works written for the group. Mr. Fader can be heard on over 15 recordings, in repertoire ranging from the 19th Century (Sor) to late 20th (Carter). Recent projects include a new recording with the Absolute Ensemble, and a performance of Schoenberg's Serenade, conducted by James Levine. Mr. Fader's solo CD will be available in the Spring of 2003. Mr. Fader received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Purchase and his Master of Music (Performance) degree from Florida State University. His major teachers include David Starobin and Bruce Holzman. Since 1994 Mr. Fader has been on the guitar faculty and directed the Guitar Chamber Music program at the Manhattan School of Music.
 
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