Kevin Kastning



Kevin Kastning is an American guitarist, composer and musical instrument inventor.  Kastning has made numerous notable collaborative contemporary classical guitar recordings, which are largely improvised. Kastning plays a number of guitar family instruments of his own imagining on his albums including a 36-string Double Contraguitar, a 30-string Contra-Soprano guitar, 6-string bass-baritone guitar, a 12-string extended baritone guitar, a 12-string alto guitar, and 14-string, 16-string, and 17-string Contraguitars. His music consistently receives strong reviews in the experimental acoustic music community and other modern abstract traditions.  Kastning is an alum of Boston's Berklee College of Music.  He is also a former student of jazz legends Pat Metheny and Mike Metheny.

Kastning is a prolific composer, with over 200 compositions to his name.  Most are for chamber groups such as string quartet, string quintet, woodwind quintet, and various solo, duo, and trio settings. 

Kastning is an artist endorser for Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Daniel Roberts Stringworks, Anvil Cases, Emerald Guitars, Enhanced Audio, Bricasti Design, John Pearse Strings, Cervantes Classical Guitars, Microtech Gefell Microphones, Mesanovic Microphones, G7 Performance Capos, ToneRite, Hipshot, and K&K Sound.

Kastning has performed and recorded with Sándor Szabó, Balázs Major, Mark Wingfield, Siegfried, Carl Clements, Alex de Grassi, Dominic Miller, Michael Manring, and others.












Greydisc Records Ltd  |  USA