“Thachuk conquered with a flawless concert!…A master of interpretation and artistry.”
Nordeste Culiacan, Mexico
Steven Thachuk is known as one of Canada’s most outstanding and versatile guitarists. Performing works from J.S. Bach and Toru Takemitsu to John Lennon and Radiohead, he consistently challenges the nature of the instrument’s repertoire and boundaries. Playing both traditional classical guitar and a steel string instrument he has appeared in recital, as a chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra throughout North America, Great Britain and Europe. Thachuk has performed most of the major concertos in the guitar repertoire with orchestra and has had concerts broadcast on NPR in America and the CBC in Canada. His playing has drawn critical acclaim. The Westfalen Post in Germany has commented that after his concerts “the audience remains in the seats for a long time, saddened that the concert has ended” and the Nordeste in Mexico has called Thachuk “a master of interpretation and artistry”
Since 2002, Steven Thachuk has been Director of Guitar Studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and was appointed as Chair of the Music Department in 2012. For more information on the CSUN Guitar Program please visit the CSUN Music Website.
“The centerpiece of this concert was the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joa[q]ui[n] Rodrigo, brilliantly performed by classical guitarist, Steven Thachuk…..the performance belonged to Steven Thachuk, who caressed his guitar with crystal clear fingering and fine musicality. The audience demanded an encore and Thachuk obliged with Neil Young’s ‘After the Goldrush’.”
Prince George Citizen Prince George, British Columbia
Hoedown - Aaron Copland (arr. Thachuk)