Since the beginning of his obsession with music at 8 years old, David Isaacs has focused his attention on the guitar. David has been playing guitar since 1988 and has performed throughout the US and Greece as a soloist, a chamber musician, and with guitar orchestras. David has released 5 CDs and has been featured on radio stations across the US.
The American Record Guide’s Ken Keaton wrote “Isaacs plays with sensitivity and technical finish and is more emotionally committed to the music and its images than many far more famous players.” As a pedagogue, David is Adjunct Faculty, Instructor of Guitar and Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Cerritos College, and Long Beach City College where he conducts guitar ensembles, coaches chamber groups, and guides young players on their path to and through University study. In addition, David teaches masterclasses, judges guitar competitions, teaches at Morey’s Music, and teaches at his home studio.
In print, David writes sheet music reviews for Soundboard, authored The Essential Classical Guitar Scale Book with Michael Anthony Nigro, and edited Classical Guitar Complete, Vol. 1, Second Edition by Scott Morris. David helped establish and operate the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, the Long Beach Classical Guitar Academy, and the Southern California Classical Guitar Summer Workshop for over 7 years. Currently, David is working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Claremont Graduate University under the tutelage of Jack Sanders. An avid rock music fan, David shares this passion in History of Rock courses as well.
David is also a member of Chanson du Soir…
Chanson du Soir is comprised of soprano Chelsea Camille and classical guitarist David Isaacs. Established in 2005, the Southern California natives have garnered national recognition as a premier guitar and voice duo and have been featured artists on concert series throughout the United States.
The first composition dedicated to Chanson du Soir, “Music, When Soft Voices Die” by Brian Christopher Madigan is published on Clear Note Publications. Chanson du Soir’s debut CD, Melancholie et Espoir, was released on Abet Music and has received airplay on KIRN in Los Angeles, on Dayton Public Radio’s “The Intimate Guitar,” and Chanson du Soir were featured for an in-studio live performance on Houston’s Public Radio KUHF, “The Front Row.” In the Fall of 2013, Chanson du Soir released their sophomore effort The Thirst that from the Soul doth Rise: Songs of a European Renaissance and will be touring extensively to bring their latest arrangements to audiences worldwide.
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