Classical guitarist and SUNY Fredonia music alumnus Craig Einhorn will be the featured guest artist in a recital on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public, supported by the Fredonia Guitar Society. The program will feature a wide variety of styles from various countries and time periods, including several melodic studies by Larry Long, Einhorn's own transcriptions of J.S. Bach, traditional Spanish works, choros from Brazil, and tangos and milongas from Argentina. A unique performance element, the concert will conclude with songs sung by Mr. Einhorn.
Born in 1965 and raised in Yonkers, Einhorn entered college at SUNY Fredonia in 1983 as a communications major but soon discovered the classical guitar. After earning his bachelor of music performance in 1988, he received a full scholarship to the Arizona State University Graduate School of Music. There he was chosen as a graduate assistant in Modern Dance accompaniment. He completed his masters in classical guitar performance at Arizona State in 1989. From 1988 to 1996 Craig taught Music Theory, Electronic Music, Music Appreciation, History of Jazz, and History of Rock and Roll at Community Colleges in Arizona. His first CD, "In With the Old, In With the New" released in 1995, was used by Barbara Walters on national television on several programs.
In 1996 he moved to Eugene Oregon and was asked to teach Classical Guitar at Lane Community College. In 1999 he met Grammy winner Mason Williams and they collaborated on a CD entitled "Obras." In 2004 he played guitar on a CD for Grammy winner Shandi Sinnamon. From 1996 to 2009 he performed as soloist or with his trio at numerous festivals and has performed concerts in California, Washington, New York, Tennessee, Hawaii and Florida. He has performed as soloist with various orchestras including the Lane Community College Orchestra, Oregon Mozart Players, The Port Angeles Symphony, the Salem Pops Orchestra and the Oregon State University Orchestra. He released a CD of Brazilian and Argentine instrumentals entitled "Choros" in 2005 and a CD of original and popular songs he sings called ""Something Real" in 2007. While living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for most of 2009 to 2012, he recorded his latest CD of songs in Spanish in which he is accompanied by seven Buenos Aires musicians.