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Oren F.

Guitar

Oren has performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S., Europe and Asia with a wide range of classical and new music groups, including the Met Chamber Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mark Morris Dance Group, Da Capo Chamber Players, New World Symphony, Absolute Ensemble, Poetica Musica and Speculum Musicae.

A champion of new music, he has premiered over 150 works with guitar. He also performs, tours and records with the new music ensembles Cygnus, Fireworks, Glass Farm, and Riot. Oren has just returned from a three week tour performing in Turkey (Istanbul International Festival), Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan (US State Dept.). Recently, he performed works of Elliott Carter at the Tanglewood Music Festival.

Oren can be heard on over 25 commercial recordings and film, including the classical guitar parts for the recent film "Everything is Illuminated". His latest solo recordings include "Another's Fandango", featuring 500 years of guitar music, and "First Flight", a disc of 10 premier solos written for Oren by New York City composers.

Since 1994, Oren has been on the guitar and chamber music faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

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