I have been a recording and touring artist full-time since 1989. I tour internationally, doing about half my touring in North America and half in foreign territories, especially Europe and East Asia. I have won important guitar competitions in the past and have developed a reputation as an innovator in my style and an influence on a generation of guitarists. My live performances are recognized for their dynamism and for the range of styles I present, as well as for my offbeat sense of humour as I engage with the audience. I can perform in English, French and German.