Sten Yngvar IsachsenMusician–Teacher–Studio Engineer–Producer

Musician – Teacher – Studio Engineer – Producer

Sten Isachsen enjoys a career as solid and exciting as the Adirondack Mountains from which he hails. He’s a virtuoso performer on a range of instruments, from classical and jazz guitar to mandolin to banjo, which is why you’ll hear Baroque music, bluegrass, or even twangy telecastings sounding from his studio. Sten is a student and teacher, listener and performer, engineer and producer, and above all a sympathetic friend of great music and rock-solid axman. Whether performing in renowned concert halls or providing polished musical accoutrement for a special event, Sten brings a blend of concentrated skill and a live-for-the-moment attitude to every job, creating music that is as lasting and timeless. Visit the MUSIC section of this website for complimentary MP3. As a distinguished recording artist himself, Sten believes in bringing high-quality, low-budget recording services to greater New York. He founded and operates North Albany Studio for this purpose – check out the website for more information.

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Sten is proud to announce he is now endorsed by D’Addario.

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Engineer – Producer


Sten has performed as a concerto soloist with the University at Albany Orchestra and the Ithaca College String Quartet. He has Bachelor’s and Master of Music degrees in Guitar Performance from Ithaca College, as well as an Associate Degree in Music Performance from Schenectady County Community College. He has studied guitar with Frederick Hand, Ed Flower, and Joel Brown, and has participated in master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Sergio and Odair Assad, and Benjamin Verdery. Sten is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet, which has commissioned works from composer Anthony Holland. He is also a member of the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, a classical trio in residence at the Schuyler Mansion, the Pruyn House and Schenectady County Community College. Musicians of Ma’alwyck have steadily gained acclaim in the classical-music world, and the addition of guitar makes them an unusual and in-demand ensemble.

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