David Tutmark performing a sound check before a show in Constitucion Chile.
David is a guitarist who was born and raised in the NW and has dedicated his life thus far to the guitar. The name of the series “Siempre La Guitarra” essentially sums up David’s relationship with the guitar. Siempre La Guitarra translates to “Always the Guitar” or “Forever the Guitar”. For David, this is very true in that he has always had the guitar in his life, and the pursuit of excellence in the guitar world has been a lifelong goal. This drive manifests in many ways, including being a performer, teacher, and now presenter. These three areas all work together to create the best contribution to the music community that David Tutmark personally has to offer. In 2018 David accepted a position at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City Oregon as the adjunct professor of classical guitar where he also is the founder of the “Siempre La Guitarra” concert series and director of the CCC Guitar Ensemble. He looks forward to many years of serving the guitar community and continuing a musical journey in this new chapter! Siempre La Guitarra!
As a performer, guitarist David Tutmark maintains a busy schedule in the Pacific Northwest as well as performing abroad. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from PSU, David began a successful performance career, giving over 350 concerts between 2012–2018. David has toured extensively as a soloist as well as a member of the an international guitar duo, performing in Chile, Mexico, Italy, and across the United States. In 2018 he did an extensive solo tour of Chile as part of the Entrecuerdas guitar festival. He has performed for the US consulate in Pakistan as well as Pakistan’s premier music festival Lahooti Melo, for an audience of 20,000. Whether for audiences large or small David is known for his visceral yet polished style of playing, and consistently delivers captivating performances of traditional and contemporary classical guitar.