William Kanengiser

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William Kanengiser
Born(1959-07-22)July 22, 1959
Orange, New Jersey, U.s.
GenresClassical, jazz
Years active1980–present
Associated actsLos Angeles Guitar Quartet

William Kanengiser /ˈkænənˌgaɪzər/[1] (born July 22, 1959) is a Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist. He is one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).

Kanengiser was born in Orange, New Jersey.[2] He holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as a faculty member.[3]

Kanengiser has won Grammy Awards with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, which received the award for best classical crossover album at the 47th Grammy Awards for Guitar Heroes; he has also won for his contribution to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's performance of Golijov's Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears, which won the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 2007.



  1. ^ "Guitarist Bill Kanengiser Performs Fernando Sor". NPR. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  2. ^ Maurice J. Summerfield: The Classical Guitar. Its Evolution, Players and Personalities Since 1800, 5th edition (Blaydon-on-Tyne: Ashley Mark Publishing Co., 2002), p. 163.
  3. ^ Ljiljana Grubisic, Thornton Faculty, Alums Win Grammys, USC Public Relations, March 12, 2007, Accessed March 4, 2009.

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