Dan Hartington, Suzuki and Traditional Guitar
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Dan Hartington

suzuki and Traditional Guitar

Dan Hartington, Suzuki and Traditional GuitarDaniel Hartington performs regularly as a soloist and extensively as part of a number of chamber ensembles. Recent solo performances include recitals throughout New England, as well as in several cities in Germany. He has been featured on numerous concert series including the North Meadow House Concert Series, the Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word and Music Series, the Pierpont Concert Series, the Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, and the Connecticut Guitar Society.

Hartington’s chamber experience includes premier performances and recordings of several major works. In 2010, he was a member of the chamber orchestra which gave the premiere performance and recording of “The Calm Bee in the Busy Hive,” a guitar concerto written for Christopher Ladd by Robert Carl. Also in 2010, Hartington was a member of the guitar quartet that premiered three works by Thomas Schuttenhelm. In 2008 he was a member of the ensemble which premiered “A Coney Island of the Mind,” a song cycle by Anthony Cornicello on a text by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 2009 he performed with flutist Gonzalo Cortes and violist Jessica Heller at the opening night of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at The Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Conn., sharing the stage with former U.S. Poet Laureate, Robert Hass. As a member of Blackledge Music Inc., Hartington has performed at events such as the Ted Hershey Dance Marathon at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Conn., and the Connecticut Dance Alliance performance showcase in a trio of guitar, flute, and dancer. 

Hartington also serves as director of the Connecticut Guitar Ensemble. Under his direction, this group of amateur guitarists has performed on stage with William Kanengiser (2009) and the Mark and Beverly Davis guitar duo (2010) and presented a series of concerts throughout central Connecticut. In recent performances the ensemble has performed in pre-concert events at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, Conn., before renowned guitarist John Williams (2011), and before the Brazil Guitar Duo (2010). 

As a teacher Hartington maintains several studios, serving on the faculty of Eastern Connecticut State University, The University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division, and Miss Porter’s School. He completed graduate studies at The Hartt School with Richard Provost and undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island with Daniel Salazar Jr. He has performed in many master classes including classes with world-renowned guitarists William Kanengiser, David Russell, David Tannenbaum, and Oscar Ghiglia.