Zac Selissen

Composer | Guitarist


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Zac Selissen is a guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher whose performance of the guitar has earned him mastery of a wide range of music – from rock and avant-garde to classical and tango. Since his 2015 arrival in NYC, he has composed and performed the music for Macbeth (FoxWolf Productions/ThingsBadBegun) and modern dance pieces Skyfire and Emic Flux (Barkin/Selissen Project) and The Search for Cinnamon (The Current Harbor). He has also performed in off-Broadway productions of Death for Five Voices (Prospect Theater Company) Hair: A Tribal Love Rock Musical, Gilgamesh, and Kill Sister, Kill! (FringeNYC). 

As a member of Duo Symphonious, he was awarded the CMC Shenson Award for their original adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, and was awarded the Certificate of Honor by Mayor Gavin Newsom for their performance at San Francisco City Hall. With Tangonero he was awarded the CMC Shenson Award for their original stage production Malena. He has performed numerous festivals including the GFA Convention, Portland ValenTango Festival, Boston Tango Festival, Cotati Accordion Festival, and Shall We Tango NY, and has shared the stage with Grammy Nominated Artists Jeremy Cohen, Pablo Aslan, Emilio Solla and British pop sensation Jamie Cullum. He earned his Masters of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz and has received coaching from Sergio Assad, Su Meng and Yameng Wang, and Peter and Zoltan Katona. Zac is currently a teaching artist with Trinity Wall Street.