Founded in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as an enduring presence in the guitar world through its ground-breaking concerts and recordings. Grounded in tradition, they are committed proponents of new music; coalescing classical, world, and improvisatory musical traditions.
The members of SFGQ, Mark Simons, Patrick O’Connell, David Due√±as, and Patrick Francis, have each distinguished themselves as recording artists and chamber musicians through their national and international touring, CD releases, and such achievements as first prize in the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, a Fulbright Scholarship, and a concert appearance in Carnegie Hall.
The SFGQ tours nationally and internationally; with performance on the island of Guam, Taiwan, and appearances across the US, including: New York, New Jersey, Florida, the Northwest Guitar Festival, University of Texas Guitar Festival, Arizona State University, UC Santa Cruz, Cal State Fresno, and Glendale Community College. Other past performances include San Francisco’s Omni Series, La Guitarra California Festival, Pasadena’s Guitarra del Mar series, on NPR, and the syndicated radio shows, West Coast Live, and Classical Guitar Alive!