Brandon J. Acker is a classical guitarist and specialist on 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, Piffaro, the 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, “Favorites” a CD of his favorite guitar repertoire; and “Strung Up,” minimalist music arranged for harp and guitar.
Recently his Youtube channel has surpassed 200,000 subscribers.
His main instruments:
Classical Guitars: Stephen Kakos 2010, Saers Guitar
Theorbo: Klaus Jacobsen 2000
Baroque Guitar: Julio Castaños Soler 2016
Baroque lute: Le Luth Dore
Renaissance Lute: Le Luth Dore