Featured Artist - Daniel Boring

Daniel Boring is a specialist in historical plucked instruments, and is currently instructor of Historical Instruments and Classical Guitar at Muhlenberg College. He also is the Conductor/ Director of the Muhlenberg College Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he is the Director of Classical Guitar Studies at Montgomery County Community College in the Philadelphia area. Mr. Boring is a native of western New York where he received performance degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Ithaca College School of Music. Early Music teachers and coaches include James Tyler, Oscar Ghiglia, the Assad duo, Anthony Rooley, Nigel North, Ronn McFarlane, and Patrick O’Brien.

Mr. Boring made his European debut in Rome, Italy in 1995 where he participated as chamber artist with the Rome festival orchestra and ballet troupe. Return engagements throughout Italy include performances with the Opera Theatre of Lucca as chamber artist and orchestral member. Mr. Boring currently performs frequently as soloist and in chamber music as an active member of Due Colori, a soprano/guitar-lute duo that recently released their first recording “Irish Airs and Ballads.” The ensemble followed up the recording with performances in Ireland in the summer of 2003. Due Colori made their European debut performances in the summer of 1998, and continues to tour throughout the United States and Europe. A 2002-2003 faculty research grant was awarded to Daniel by the University of Louisville to pursue study and research of baroque guitar literature in Los Angeles with world renowned baroque scholar James Tyler.

Performances throughout the United States include engagements with major opera companies such as Pittsburgh Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, as well as several recordings on the Lyrichord Early Music label with the Vox Ama Deus Baroque Orchestra (Camerata Ama Deus) and The Ama Deus Ensemble.

Solo and orchestral performances include performances with the Philadelphia Bach Festival Orchestra, Muhlenberg College Chamber Orchestra, The Louisville Orchestra, the UPenn Collegium, the Ama Deus Renaissance Ensemble, and the American Society of Ancient Instruments.