Cameron O'Connor @camwithguitar


Corvallis, OR
Youtube page
6 Played at 6 groupmuses!

Cameron O'Connor @camwithguitar



Hi everyone! I've always thought that the home was always the ideal venue for music-- performers, able to share their personal connections and stories about music, find in the living room a lot of the warmth that is lost in larger halls. I play all sorts of music--from the Renaissance to brand-new compositions fresh off the press-- and love to talk about what I do. Here's a bit about me:

Award-winning and critically acclaimed, Cameron O’Connor enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, and contemporary music. Recent and current performance engagements include those with John Adams, Michael Tilson Thomas, the New York Virtuoso Singers, and Boston's Firebird Ensemble. His playing has been featured in films, including James Franco’s Don Quixote, and his performances have been heard on Seattle's Classical 98.1 KingFM, American Public Media’s Performance Today, and KPFK's Global Village.

Cameron made his Lincoln Center debut under the baton of Tan Dun, in which he performed the Concerto for Six, an ensemble piece which mixes Western and Eastern musical idioms; in a review of the concert, the New York Times observed that Cameron “fluttered on his guitar strings in a manner reminiscent of a pipa player’s technique.” Other recent highlights include an “especially effective” (South Florida Classical Review) performance at the New World Center in Miami, an invitation to perform at the 9/11 Memorial in New York (a ceremony which featured Vice President Joe Biden and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg), serving as part of the Worcester Chamber Music Society’s Fellowship Ensemble, and performing as a guest artist at the Aspen Music Festival. He is furthermore a prizewinner in 10 international competitions, including the Frances Walton and Tokyo International Guitar Competition.

A strong believer in the importance of the accessibility of arts for the public, Cameron has spearheaded several events, such as free concerts at elementary schools and libraries, and has performed at several Classical Revolution Los Angeles events; he also organized the Royal High School Band Alumni Concert Fundraiser, the funds of which benefitted music students of the school. O’Connor’s teaching experience ranges from the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School to the Aspen Music Festival and School, as teaching assistant to Sharon Isbin; and at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music as a graduate assistant. He also provides several interactive performances each month in non-traditional venues-- from hospitals to juveniles halls-- as a fellow with the Thornton-Gluck Fellows Program.

Cameron graduated cum laude from California State University Northridge, where he studied under Ron Borczon, Ronald Purcell, and Steve Thachuk. He recently received his Master Of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied with Sharon Isbin. O’Connor studied with William Kanengiser while working on his doctorate at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He serves on the faculty of CSU Bakersfield, Riverside City College, and Bakersfield College; his scholarly and musical publications can be found through LACG Editions (


Solo guitar:

Isaac Albeniz:

Julian Arcas:
Fantasia on Verdi's 'La Traviata'

J.S. Bach:
Suite for lute in E major, BWV 1006a
Suite for lute in A minor BWV 997
Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro for lute BWV 998
Prelude for lute, BWV 999
Prelude BWV 893 for keyboard
Excerpts from the violin and cello solo works

Agustín Barrios:
Un Sueño en la Floresta
Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
Choro de Saudade
Las Abejas


Past groupmuses (6)

  • Classical Guitar in the Woodlands

    Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Verdugo Woodlands, Glendale
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Pickford Summer Groupmuse

    Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Studio Village, Culver City
    • Composers: Falla, Schubert
    • Instruments: Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Centrifuge Arts + Groupmuse: Vol. 5

    Friday, Jul 20, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Encino, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Falla, Schubert
    • Instruments: Viola, guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Living Room Concert - Valentines Weekend

    Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Mar Vista, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Bach, Purcell
    • Instruments: Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Pickford Groupmuse #3

    Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 3:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Studio Village, Culver City
    • Composers: Bach
    • Instruments: Classical guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Final Sundays Concert Series

    Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 5:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Canyon Country, Santa Clarita
    • Composers: Bach, Wagner
    • Instruments: Classical guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago