“Classical guitarist David Steinhardt is one of the most promising artists of his generation. He has the heart, the intelligence and the potential technique to reach the highest levels of virtuosity. We will watch his career with great interest” (Nicholas Goluses, Eastman School of Music).
Winning over 10 competitions, David is the youngest guitarist to place first at the Hamilton International and Great Lakes Collegiate Guitar Competition. A sought after performer, David has concertized across the US, Canada, and Europe in venues including Carnegie/Wigmore Hall and festivals including Hamilton, Montreal, and Ullapool International Guitar Festivals. Concerto highlights include his debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 17 and the Los Angeles debut of Steve Goss’ Concerto of Colours with the USC Wind Ensemble. On the radio, David has performed for NPR’s From the Top, WXXI’s Backstage Pass, and Classical KUSC's Sunday’s Live. Through online platforms, he has been featured by Guitar Salon International and Guy Traviss.
As a podcaster, David was host and producer of The Tonebase Classical Guitar Podcast. Through the show, David interviewed guitarists of well renown including Pepe Romero, Judicaël Perroy, Scott Tennant, Eliot Fisk, and Gabriel Bianco. The podcast focused on insightful topics ranging from pedagogical approaches to recording techniques with listeners across 20+ countries.
David graduated with honors from USC Thornton School of Music under the tutelage of William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero. He went on to earn an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying with Matthew McAllister and Allan Neave. Recently, David completed his Master of Music from the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Benjamin Verdery.
David is a passionate educator who has taught masterclasses/workshops for the Connecticut Guitar Festival, Guitar Hamilton, Guitar San Antonio, and Interlochen Arts Academy. He is on faculty at Levine Music and holds a virtual private studio. David currently plays a Paco Santiago Marin guitar.