I am a guitarist that specializes in Classical, Brazilian, and Spanish guitar music and I play on a nylon-stringed, classical guitar. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where I earned a Masters degree in classical guitar performance with honors. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and have performed throughout Brazil, Taiwan and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. I recently moved to the Washington D.C. area from Boston where I had been working professionally since 1994. I have performed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Ryles Jazz Club, the Regattabar and have played at many hotels, restaurants, weddings and private parties throughout New England and the Washington D.C. area. I have excellent sound equipment and I am able to play in a variety of settings. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.
Tom Rohde, guitarist, has performed throughout the United States, Brazil and Taiwan as a soloist and chamber musician. Select performances include the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Spoletto Festival in Charleston, SC, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Ryles Jazz Club and the Regattabar. He has performed with the New World Symphony, the New Bedford Symphony, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Mr. Rohde's performance and research interests cross the boundaries between classical, world music, and jazz. From 1997-2004 he was a member of the New World Guitar Trio with whom he recorded the CD, Exiled, released in 2000 (available on itunes). He has also played as a percussionist with the Cornell University Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, the Boston-based Brazilian drumming groups Samba Tremeterra and Butakaxé and as a tenor banjo player with the Happy Feet Dance Orchestra. Recently he has performed with Choro Democrático, an all-acoustic seven-piece ensemble that plays Choro, a popular Brazilian instrumental style , and the Caravan world music trio.
Mr. Rohde holds a Bachelor's degree in guitar performance from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in guitar performance from the New England Conservatory. He has conducted research on Brazilian music, by traveling and studying percussion, dance and guitar in Brazil, and the U.S. and he is a contributing author of the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music. Mr. Rohde has been on the music faculty of Middlesex Community College, Bridgewater State University, and Roger Williams University where he has taught classical guitar, chamber music, improvisation, music appreciation, and seminars on Brazilian music and culture. He is currently working on a Ph. D. in musicology at Catholic University in Washington D.C. and teaches courses in music history and Latin American music at Catholic University and George Washington University.