Guitarist David Tanenbaum brings passion and commitment to the creation of new repertoire for the instrument into the scope of the Contemporary Players’ activities alongside his teachings at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Many distinguished composers have written solos for David, including Hans Werner Henze’s guitar concerto “An Eine Äolsharfe” and Terry Riley’s first guitar piece “Ascención” as well as four works by Aaron Jay Kernis and the last completed work by Lou Harrison. David joined the group in 2008.