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David Brandon

David Brandon has appeared in concert throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The Los Angeles Times has called him "an outstanding technician whose precise control of details is stunning to experience." He toured extensively with America's preeminent classical guitarist Christopher Parkening for 15 years, culminating in the EMI recording Virtuoso Duets. Guitar Player Magazine wrote, "The music sparkles with virtuosity, precision, and musicality." David also appears with Julie Andrews on her Hallmark Christmas album and has been featured in concert with Nashville guitarist Chet Atkins and jazz artist Dave Brubeck. The Washington Post described his music as "flawless" and "dazzling," and he was hailed as "technically brilliant" by the St. Louis Dispatch and "excellent" by the Boston Globe.

David began playing guitar at the age of eight. At thirteen, he attended master classes under Michael Lorimer. After a year of study and performances in Spain and England, David returned to the United States to study with Christopher Parkening at Montana State University. Parkening wrote of his protégé, "David Brandon is an exceptionally gifted musician and a brilliant guitar virtuoso." David's guitar studies culminated with the legendary Andrés Segovia in his Master Class at the University of Southern California.

In addition to his faculty position at Texas Tech University, David has operated Brandon Guitar Studio in Lubbock since 1980. He has given master classes and lectures at many colleges across the nation and is co-author of The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method. He has been the guitar advisor for the National Federation of Music Clubs and a judge for the Music Teachers National Association. His latest recording, Legacy, is the definitive collection of his 25-year span of original compositions and is available on iTunes or at BrandonGuitarStudio.com.

David Brandon's goal as the guitar professor for Texas Tech University is to help students pursue their own highest level of personal excellence by developing classical guitar technique and repertoire with an underlying focus on musicianship.

Contact David Brandon through his website at BrandonGuitarStudio.com.