Guitarist Marc Teicholz was awarded first prize at the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the largest, most prestigious contest of its kind in the United States. He was also a prize winner at the 1991 New York East-West Artists Competition. Read on for more about Marc’s accomplishments and see more here about his relationship with GSI.

imageDescribed by Gramophone as “arguably the best of the new young guitarists to have emerged,” and by Soundboard magazine as “among the best we have ever heard,” Teicholz’s performances throughout the world include tours of the United States, Canada, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Fiji. His recitals and master classes have received critical acclaim, and he has been featured in concert with orchestras in Spain, Portugal, California and Hawaii.

He has also had new works written specially for him. Teicholz tours the United States extensively with The Festival of Four. He is featured on the pilot soundtrack for George Lucas’ Young Indiana Jones, and has recorded solo CDs for Naxos, Sugo, Menus and Music, and most recently, Guitar Salon International. His latest disc, Valseana, presents works performed on historic guitars of the period of each musical selection.

For Naxos, Marc Teicholz has made his mark with two collections of Sor’s music already committed to disc. In a show of his versatility, he has also recorded the fifth volume of the collected works for guitar by the 19th Century French virtuoso guitarist and composer Napoleon Coste.

Teicholz, currently on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, teaches in the summer at the California Summer Arts Festival and the Weatherfield Music festival in Vermont. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Yale School of Music, and holds a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley Boalt School of Law.

Voted one of the Essential Acoustic Albums of 2011 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, this CD features 18 waltzes played by Marc Teicholz, performed and recorded on 18 different guitars built between 1867 and 2004, all supplied by GSI, and recorded here at the GSI facility in Santa Monica, CA. The 24-page booklet includes notes and commentary from both producer David Collett and performer Marc Teicholz, which provides historical and anecdotal details on each instrument as well as insight into the selection process as to how each guitar was “paired” to its piece of music.




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2 Responses to “Recording Artist: Marc Teicholz”

  1. Hi
    Is there any way you can direct me to the music score that Marc Teicholz uses for the Venetian Boat Song [Bach ‘Violin Partita in D minor?] (and if possible also the Chaconne’.
    I have my own copies of the Venetian Boat Song score but can not seem to find his notes or fingering.

    Kind regards

    Mark Corrigan
    South Africa.

    • Hi I believe I may have wrongly referred to another piece.

      The score I am looking for is the Venetian Boat song played by Marc Teicholz per this video on YouTube: Mendelssohn ‘Venetian Boat Song’ and ‘Canzonetta’ played by Marc Teicholz

      Kind regards



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