Bill Kanengiser

William Kanengiser is an acclaimed soloist, recording artist and professor at the USC Thornton School of Music, and one of the few classical guitarists to have won the Concert Artists Guild New York Competition. His solo recordings on the GSP label display his unique approach to programming, ranging from the music of the Old World to the Caribbean to jazz. He has earned critical acclaim for his imaginative arrangements for solo guitar and guitar quartet, and for producing two instructional videos for Hot Licks. Although Bill may be best known as the classical guitarist in the 1986 film Crossroads, his true talent is imitating other famous guitar players; on his DVD “Classical Guitar and Beyond” for Mel Bay Recordings, he captures the voices and personalities of 22 legends of the guitar. Besides cooking gourmet meals for his family, Bill is also irrationally fascinated with “Don Quixote” by Cervantes.