William Kanengiser

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William Kanengiser
Born (1959-07-22)July 22, 1959
Orange, New Jersey, U.s.
Genres Classical, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980–present
Labels GSP
Associated acts Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Website www.kanengiser.com

William Kanengiser (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.[1] 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.[2]

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. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Ljiljana Grubisic, Thornton Faculty, Alums Win Grammys, USC Public Relations, March 12, 2007, Accessed March 4, 2009.

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