Oren Fader is highly regarded as a performer of classical and electric guitar repertoire, solo and chamber, traditional and contemporary. Concerto performances include the Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the New Jersey and Omaha symphonies, David Del Puerto’s new concerto, Zephyr, with the New Paths in Music Ensemble, and the Vivaldi D major Concerto with the Manchester Music Festival. He has performed with a wide range of classical and new music groups, including the Met Chamber Ensemble (directed by James Levine), New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, American Composers’ Orchestra, and Speculum Musicae. He has premiered or recorded over 200 solo and chamber works, many as a member of the award-winning new music group Cygnus Ensemble, including compositions by Babbitt, Wuorinen, Machover, Biscardi, Currier, and Naito. He recently toured with his chamber group Poetica Musica, performing in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Copenhagen, Iceland, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, and Tajikistan, and appeared at Tanglewood. Recent solo recordings include First Flight, ten premiere solo guitar pieces written for Mr. Fader, and Another’s Fandango, featuring solo works from Bach to Bogdanovic. Mr. Fader received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Purchase and his master's degree from Florida State University studying under David Starobin and Bruce Holzman. Since 1994 he has been on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.