I play a variety of styles on the nylon string classical/flamenco guitar. Please visit my web site at: mauiguitar dot com for more information and to hear additional audio samples. Also please visit: apassionatamusic dot com to hear samples from violin and guitar CDs that I recorded with my violinist partner Don Lax. I have included some cuts here from all 3 albums. Two of those recording were done in my personal studio and the other is a "live" recording from our hotel gig with the guitar recorded straight off the RMC pickups which of course sounds more electronic than the studio recordings. Also check out the video link below to hear more variety of violin and guitar selections.

Other audio samples included here are a few solo cuts, several with vocalist Willow and also some South American cuts from a recording I did years ago with a flutist Herb Kloss and a tabla player/percussionist George Grant.

I have worked extensively as a soloist and also have many years experience performing with vocalists, violinists, flutists and in guitar duo. For over a 20 years I have worked at the Four Seasons Resort on Maui, Hawaii where I currently perform with my violinist partner. I also do weddings and other private functions year around. I am open to relocate for right opportunity. You can reach me at: rosewood at maui dot net

I am interested to meet professional vocalists and string players who are comfortable or at least open to many styles such as Latin, Brazilian, Celtic as well as jazz standards, pop, rock and classic rock. If interested, reach me at: rosewood at maui dot net

Screen name:
Vance Koenig
Member since:
Oct 11 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week


I am inspired and influenced by many artists from all over the world which has motivated me to maintain a livelihood as a performing musician. I grew up playing rock music in high school and then got into the classical guitar after hearing such artists as Segovia, Bream & Williams. Flamenco, Brazilian, other South American as well as Baroque & Renaissance music will always be close to my heart. I have learned to survive by offering a balance of this beautiful, obscure music along with familiar tunes that the common person would appreciate.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


For "live" performance I amplify my guitar for a big, full sound. RMC or Carlos Juan transducers are my favorite for nylon string gig guitars. Other gear includes Lexicon reverb, Vintage MXR EQ and either a Bose L1 Cylindical tower system or Roland amps. Studio recording is another subject.
Life is too short for bad tone!