“His scholarship, technique, and intelligent musicianship are plainly evident and the beauty of his tone is consistently compelling.”Guitar Review
“The guitarist Oren Fader, the work’s third featured performer, played Brilliantly.”The New York Times (2010)
“Guest guitarist Oren Fader brought out his instrument’s capacity for excitement and shimmering brilliance throughout Aranjuez.“Omaha.com, Todd von Kampen / World-Herald correspondent (2014)
“But the Aranjuez was the real jewel of the evening and here the orchestra was at its best. Oren Fader was the perfect soloist – steeped in the complexities of new music, he threw light on both the technical and the expressive, showing the strength and dignity in both, and turning what could easily have been a run-of-the-mill event into something captivating and exquisite.”Carlton Wilkinson, The And of One (2011)
New York City native Oren Fader is highly regarded as a performer of classical and electric guitar repertoire, from Bach to Babbitt. For the last 30 years, he has performed around the globe to critical acclaim, both as soloist and chamber musician.
In addition to performing as a soloist, Mr. Fader is much in demand as a New York City chamber musician. He has performed hundreds of concerts with a wide range of classical and new music groups, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Met Chamber Ensemble, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, and many others.
Oren directs the classical guitar programs at the Conservatory of Music, SUNY Purchase, and Montclair State University. He also teaches guitar and chamber music at the Manhattan School of Music (since 1994) and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.