Artist Series welcomes John Schniederman

By Leah Riley, a senior from Harrodsburg, KY

WILMORE, KY—Artist Series welcomes John Schniederman on Oct. 17 in Hughes Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.


John Scheiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars. Based in California, Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America. He is a member of chamber ensembles Galanterie, and The Czar’s guitars, and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica, and American Bach Soloists.

Critically acclaimed virtuoso of the plucked instruments since age nine, Schneiderman began his performance career as a banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle player. He was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California. He continues his interest in early American music performing traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes in a claw hammer style on the five-string banjo.

Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine, Irvine Valley College, and has been on the faculties of California State University, Long Beach, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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