BIO J O E L K A B A K O V BIO
Joel Kabakov, composer, guitarist, pianist and educator holds degrees in music from UC Berkeley, California State University and Harvard. His Ph.D, thesis at Harvard is titled EL Jaleo and is a dance suite for orchestra with embedded flamenco guitars. While residing in Cambridge Massachusetts, Kabakov married principle dancer with the Jose Greco Company, Antonia Rojas. Together they have collaborated as composer-guitarist and dancer choreographer with the Boston Symphony,
Young Audiences lecture concerts, The Espana Institute at Boston Conservatory, where they both served on the faculty, The Methow Music Festival, M.I.T., U.C. Irvine, Spokane Youth Symphony, La Mirada Symphony, the Frye Museum of Seattle and numerous other venues.
Dr. Kabakov joined the Yamaha Corporation in 1979 as Director of Advanced Curricula and Instruction for the worldwide network of Yamaha music schools. He went on to create the academic relations program for Yamaha, working with new music technology and artist relations. Joel toured internationally as flamenco guitarist with Jose Greco. He has composed many works for piano, chamber ensemble, voice and guitar.
Joel has recently introduced guitar, world music cultures and music technology courses to Columbia Gorge Community College where he serves on the faculty.
Since moving to The Dalles OR in 2006 the Kabakovs have performed at
prominent Gorge venues such as Maryhill , Erin Glen, The Pines, Syncline
and Clickitat Wineries , The Lyle Hotel as well as at CGCC.