“Chandler’s depth of perception and attention to detail set him apart from the rising generation of classical guitarists. His combination of sensitivity and sublime musicianship make him a joy to listen to." - René Izquierdo
Chandler Dillingham is an award-winning classical guitarist from New York City. He has performed in venues in the United States and Canada as a solo artist and chamber musician. Chandler has appeared in numerous festivals including the Ravinia Festival, Domaine Forget International Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Boston GuitarFest at New England Conservatory.
From a young age, Chandler has immersed himself in vibrant musical environments. Ranging from musical theater to chamber music, he has appeared in many concerts on electric, acoustic, and classical guitar. Chandler has received prizes from multiple competitions including the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs Guitar Competition, Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition, Eastern Music Festival Guitar Competition, and Society of American Musicians Competition. He has also just released his first single on all streaming platforms, “Cançó del Lladre” which celebrates the arrangements Catalan folk music by Miguel Llobet.
Chandler obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance at Northwestern University with the latin honor of cum laude. He is pursuing a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Cuban guitar virtuoso, René Izquierdo. Chandler is also endorsed by Crossrock Cases Company.