Marc Teicholz, classical guitarist, is the first prize-winner of the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America competition. Marc Teicholz has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, receiving critical acclaim for his recitals and masterclasses. Mr. Teicholz has toured Russia, Poland, and Switzerland as well as Southeast Asia, Fiji, and New Zealand under the auspices of the U.S.I.A. Artistic Ambassador program. He has recorded several CDs for Naxos, Delos, and Sugo, as well as the pilot soundtrack for George Lucas’ “Young Indiana Jones.” His solo CD of waltzes (“Valseana”) was recorded on vintage instruments with GSI and was named by Acoustic Magazine as one of the 10 best CDs of 2011. His recording of the music of Ernesto Nazareth, arranged and produced by Sergio Assad, was released in 2016 and named by Acoustic Magazine as one of the 10 best CDs of that year. He also premiered a new concerto by Clarice Assad dedicated to him in 2016. Marc Teicholz is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at California State University East Bay. He graduated from Yale University in 1985, received a master's degree from the Yale School of Music in 1986, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley at the Boalt School of Law in 1990.