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JUNE 11, 2017 @ 5 PM PDT
STEVEN HANCOFF began his career as a self-taught guitarist, writer, and arranger, by learning, then ultimately recording, traditional American music, from Ragtime to Tin Pan Alley to New Orleans Jazz to Duke Ellington. For fifteen years, he toured the world – about 50 countries – as an official Artistic Ambassador representing the United States of America for the State Department.
In 2015, after eight years of intense devotion to what he considers his life’s work, Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for Cello Solo, was published. The full project includes his CD and digital recordings of the music as transcribed for acoustic guitar, and a massive four-volume interactive iBook, which includes 25 embedded videos, more than 1,000 historical pictures, and the largest collection of Bach inspired Art – Bachiana – ever compiled. There are also 14 YouTube Videos. He also tours, presenting his work on stage in a one-man show entitled, From Tragedy to Transcendence – Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for Cello Solo.
Steven studied at St. John’s College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. (St. John’s is a private liberal arts college known for its distinctive curriculum centered on reading and discussing the Great Books of Western Civilization.) He has been a Rolfer™ for more than 30 years, and is a member of the Grand Canyon River Guides Association.
Experience Talks host Cynthia Friedlob is honored that her drawing, Baroque, is part of the collection of art included in Steven Hancoff’s exceptional project.