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stephan kane classica guitar wedding music

Stephan Kane is an international classical guitarist based in Berlin and travels back and forth to San Francisco for wedding events. His unique style combines virtuosic skill with an interest in classical and popular music. Raised on the sunny shores of Kailua, Hawaii, Stephan developed a reputation playing for weddings in the jungles and beaches of Oahu, Kauai and later in Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area. His sound has been described as embodying the passion of Spain and having great sensitivity and lyricism. Stephan has performed throughout Hawaii, Oregon, California, Iceland, and Germany.

In high demand as a wedding guitarist, Stephan is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in the industry. With a diverse music library ranging from Bach, Schubert, and Tarrega to Jason Mraz, John Legend, and The Beatles, there is something for all listeners to enjoy. He has performed at over 300 weddings and events, including those of celebrity couples and prestigious corporate gatherings hosted by renowned brands like Ferrari.

 

Stephan holds a Master of Music degree and Professional Studies Diploma in classical guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, graduating summa cum laude under the mentorship of David Tanenbaum, Marc Teicholz, Larry Ferrara, and John Dearman. During his time at the conservatory, he was selected as the guitar department Teaching Assistant for two consecutive years and served as the guitar department representative for student council. He has performed in master classes for many of the world's renowned guitarists including Benjamin Verdery, Ana Vidovic, Jason Vieaux, Andrew York, Martha Masters, Scott Tennant, Bill Kanengeiser, David Leisner, Pavel Steidl, and Zoran Dukic.

In 2018 and 2019, Stephan was a featured soloist in Joaquin Rodrigo's concerto Fantasia para un gentilhombre and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Concerto No. 1, Op. 99 conducted with live orchestras. 

With an equal amount of passion for performing and teaching, Stephan is a dedicated educator who has taught at the California Conservatory of Music and has given private guitar lessons to students of all ages since 2009. He was a guest lecturer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's guitar pedagogy class and now manages his own private teaching studio full time in Berlin and San Francisco, fostering a nurturing place to help students of all levels to develop their skills and find their own unique voice on the guitar.

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