Joseph Ehrenpreis is a performer on the 8-string “Brahms Guitar”, an instrument that was invented by David Rubio and Paul Galbraith in 1994. He is gaining an international reputation for creating a repertoire for the 8-string “Brahms Guitar”. He has accomplished this through premiering new music, as well through his own transcriptions of works originally written for cello, harp, piano, lute, and violin.
Joseph is an advocate for new music, and has commissioned and performed the first original compositions written for the 8-string “Brahms Guitar”. He is also actively involved in the performance of chamber music. In 2016, Joseph was selected as the first guitar participant in New Music on the Point in Lake Dunmore, Vermont where he premiered five new pieces alongside members of JACK quartet.
It is Joseph’s hope that music and sound will help to promote peace and solidarity in the world.