Steven Seidenman has been performing on the classical guitar for over 25 years. He has given numerous concert performances, both as soloist and in duets with flute and clarinet, at various venues including The Montgomery County Arts Council, The Montgomery County Recreation Department, The Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Friendship Heights Community Center, The Lombardi Cancer Center, Lisner Auditorium, The Washington Guitar Society, Church of the Epiphany, Montgomery College's Guest Artist series, The Mansion at Strathmore, Rockville Civic Center, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and the University of Baltimore's Wright Hall.
He performed twice on Maryland television. In 1996, he edited and performed the original guitar score with orchestra of the Broadway musical, "The Pajama Game" with the Damascus Theater Company. He served as Vice-President of the Washington Guitar Society, and was a founding editor of its newsletter. He has served as an adjunct guitar instructor at the Montgomery College Music Department, Rockville, Maryland.
He has made several guitar transcriptions of music by Bach, Vivaldi, Chopin, Mendelssohn and other composers. His repertoire also includes a few tasteful arrangements of vintage American standards, as well as works from the chamber music repertoire for guitar and flute, violin, and string quartet by composers such as Giuliani, Sor, Paganini, Berlioz, Lhoyer, Boccherini, Bach and Mozart.
Steven credits his early musical influences to a couple of old guitar recordings of Andres Segovia and Narciso Yepes, as well as to the accomplished classical piano playing of his father, Neil Seidenman. At the age of 8 he began folk guitar lessons with Arnold "Rick" Richtmyer at "Wheaton Music," a local music store just over a mile up the road in his hometown of Wheaton, Maryland. After a couple years, he requested a shift to the "classical" guitar, a request which was met with the "complete approval" of Rick, with whom he continued taking lessons for a few more years. He subsequently continued his guitar studies through several more years of private lessons and coaching from concert guitarists Jan Filip, Larry Snitzler, and Myrna Sislen.
He has peformed in master classes with internationally recognized guitarists Frederick Hand, Michael Cedric-Smith, and Roland Dyens. He also had the privilege of performing in a series of master classes in music interpretation given by the eminent Italian composer Guido Santorsola during one of the Maestro's visits to Washington, D.C. And, in 1986, he attended Andres Segovia's historic last master class and commemorative held at The University of Southern California.
Steven received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Maryland, and studied harmony with composer Robert Parris at The George Washington University.