Ethan Lorentz is a Colorado-based guitarist, music educator and scholar who has received acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician. Ethan has a passion for expanding the guitar’s possibilities through performing new works and creating exciting new arrangements. Most recently he has created an original set of Schubert lieder arrangements with consultation from leading Schubert scholar Yonatan Malin. 


Ethan graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he studied with renowned pedagogues Ricardo Iznaola and Jonathan Leathwood. While at Lamont, Ethan received multiple honors and awards in recognition of his artistic and academic achievements, including multiple Outstanding Recital awards, and Distinction in the Major of Music. He was also named both the Outstanding Graduating Guitarist and the Outstanding Undergraduate in Academic Achievement. In spring 2021 Ethan obtained his DMA from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied with Nicolò Spera, Matteo Mela, and Lorenzo Micheli. In addition to his studies in guitar, Ethan has studied music theory extensively, and has worked as a graduate teaching assistant in both theory and guitar at the University of Denver and at CU Boulder.


Ethan performs on a guitar by Tennessee based luthier Zebulon Turrentine Turrentine