Brandon J. Acker is a soloist, collaborator and lecturer on the classical guitar and early plucked instruments such as the lute, baroque guitar and theorbo. Brandon has toured extensively through England, Canada, Scotland and Wales, and performed with notable groups such as the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera Company, Music of the Baroque, Third Coast Baroque, Opera Lafayette and Bella Voce. In 2010, he received first place in the Society of Classical Musician’s Competition.
Brandon can be heard frequently on 98.7 WFMT and on his CDs: “A Wanderer’s Guitar,” Schubert lieder arranged for guitar and baritone, and “Strung Up,” minimalist music arranged for harp and guitar.
His main instruments:
Classical Guitar: Stephen Kakos 2010
Theorbo: Klaus Jacobsen 2000
Baroque Guitar: Julio Castaños Soler 2016
Lute: Paul Klemm