DAVID LEISNER (b 1953 )
Guitarist David Leisner is a versatile musician with a career as a performer, a composer and a master teacher. His career as a guitarist began auspiciously with top prizes in both the 1975 Toronto and 1981 Geneva International Guitar Competitions. In the 1980s a disabling hand injury, focal dystonia, interrupted his performing career in mid-stream and plagued him for twelve years. Through a pioneering approach to technique based on his understanding of the physical aspects of playing the guitar, he gradually rehabilitated himself. Now completely recovered, he has once again resumed an active performing career, earning acclaim wherever he plays.