Daniel Linden is an American classical guitarist, educator and arts nonprofit entrepreneur with a broad range of musical interests and abilities. He has appeared as soloist and chamber music player in the United States, Nepal, India and Thailand, as well as with a variety of world fusion bands in South Asia. In 2009, Daniel’s quest for new possibilities led him to Nepal, where he formed the innovative bamboo flute and guitar ensemble The Krishnarpan Duo, whose performances include the Kathmandu International Classical Guitar Festival and the Asia International Guitar Festival in Bangkok, as well as Kantipur national television in Nepal. He has performed concerts in Nepal and India at the Festival of Strings presented by the Majolly Music Trust in Bangalore and the Kiranteshwor Sangeetashram at the Pashupatinath temple UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu. Daniel is deeply committed to expanding the scope of classical music in Nepal. He co-organized the Kathmandu International Classical Guitar Festival 2013 and is founder and President of the Gharana Music Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation established in 2015 to expand opportunities in classical music and music education in Nepal. The organization presented the first international Gharana Music Festival in Kathmandu in 2015 and will present its second annual festival this year in conjunction with the launch of its first sustained music education program for children in Nepal. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where his major teachers were Mark Delpriora and David Leisner. He also studied classical guitar at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Stephen Aron, and previously with Dr. Ana Maria Rosado at the Manhattan School of Music precollege. He has performed in numerous masterclasses, including those of Manuel Barrueco, Scott Tenant, Oscar Ghiglia, David Tenenbaum, William Kanengiser and Paul O’Dette.
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