One of the most active classical guitarists in Southern California, Joseph Yashar started playing the guitar at the age of 12. Primarily self-taught since then, he continued his musical education at Orange Coast College, and was the recipient of several scholarships for private studies.
Since the early 1980’s, Joseph’s performances have been televised during live broadcasts from TV stations of CSU Dominguez Hills, KSCI, and ITV. Joseph has given recitals in numerous colleges and universities in Southern California, and has performed for hundreds of events. Selections from his first CD recording ‘The Art of Joseph Yashar’ are aired on KMZT and KUSC classical radio stations.
As a freelance musician, Joseph gives recitals and performs regularly at galas, weddings, and special events. He also gives private classical guitar lessons.
His repertoire contains internationally known virtuoso masterpieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. Joseph Yashar is also well versed in a collection of Spanish and eclectic new music, including his own original compositions and arrangements.
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