Neil Beckmann is a classical guitarist living in New York City, and is an avid chamber musician and advocate for new music. Currently pursuing his Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music, he has worked with the composers Kaija Saariaho and David Leisner on their music, performed at Merkin Concert Hall, been coached by Dawn Upshaw in chamber music, and performed with the Tactus Contemporary Ensemble since arriving.
Originally from Cincinnati, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he was the inaugural and two-time winner of the Llobet Competition and Scholarship and performed with CCM’s Philharmonia Orchestra.
Neil is currently studying with David Starobin. He has taken master classes with Pepe Romero, Oscar Ghiglia, Sharon Isbin, Jason Vieaux, Judicaël Perroy, Marcin Dylla, Ricardo Gallén, Antigoni Goni, Paul Galbraith, Eduardo Fernandez, and Gaëlle Solal, among others. Past teachers include Clare Callahan and Richard Goering.
For more information about Neil, check out his website.
David Voss – life is kind of splintering
for flute, guitar, and voice
Shelby Blalock – Cicada Suite
for flute and guitar