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Hochstein Guitar Faculty – Warner Iversen

Instrument/Department: Guitar

Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2015

 

Warner Iversen shares his knowledge and enjoyment of music-making with others through performing and educating. He performs regularly on the classical guitar, baroque guitar, and theorbo. He has accompanied many chamber and operatic programs including a production of Handel's Alcina at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto under director Ivars Taurins, and a production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Juilliard School where he served as a guest artist. As a soloist, Iversen has performed in the Rochester Early Music Festival, Pegasus Rising concert series, and Lute Society of America Festival. During his studies at the Eastman School of Music, Iversen co-directed a production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, which was the very first staged production in Eastman’s Hatch Hall. Recently, Iversen worked in close collaboration with Berlin-based composer Ruth Wiesenfeld to develop and then perform “nun ist aber der einzelne Ton beziehungslos”, a piece for solo theorbo.

An avid educator, Iversen has given lectures at various colleges (including DePauw
University, the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Eastman School of Music among others) and has taught guitar history at the Eastman School of Music. In addition, he teaches many private lessons ranging from five year olds to Eastman doctoral students in classical and non-classical musical styles. In his role as a teacher, Iversen creates a highly structured and organized environment that focuses on achieving excellence in performance while maintaining a positive atmosphere that celebrates individual success. He maintains a private studio in addition to teaching at The Hochstein School in Rochester, NY.

Warner Iversen holds a Doctorate in Classical Guitar and Early Music from the Eastman
School of Music, where he studied under Nicholas Goluses and Paul O’Dette. During his time at Eastman, Iversen was also was awarded a Performer’s Certificate.

photo: Nadine Sherman