Stephan Kane is a San Francisco-based classical guitarist from the sunny windward shores of Kailua, Hawaii. He performs classical guitar repertoire including his own arrangements of pop and Hawaiian songs commissioned by wedding clients and event coordinators throughout Hawaii, Oregon, and the Bay Area.
Stephan was a member of the Ashland Guitar Quartet and Hawaiian band, Ha’ena, and performed as the opening act for the Makaha Sons, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom, and HAPA. Stephan’s playing has been described as “…embodying the passion of Spain,” and “having great sensitivity and lyricism…” He was featured in the online publication This Is Classical Guitar with guitarist, Luke Trimble, and was principal guitarist in various musical productions, including Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Stephan has studied guitar with David Rogers, Lawrence Ferrara, and John Dearman. He has performed in master classes for Benjamin Verdery, Jason Vieaux, Martha Masters, Andrew York, and Angel Romero.
Stephan was awarded the Guitar TA position at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he recently earned a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance studying with David Tanenbaum. He has just been accepted into the Professional Studies Diploma program at SFCM and will continue his duties as Guitar TA for the 2018-2019 school year.