Danny continually earns local and national acclaim for his work as a guitarist. He has won numerous awards for his musicianship, most recently at East Carolina University's Guitar Competition and in the Music Academy of North Carolina International Guitar Competition. Danny was the sole guitarist in the Spoleto Festival opera "Flora." In October 2012 he performed Landshcaften, a concerto for two guitars and orchestra with the Bowling Green State University Orchestra for the New Music Festival and recorded the world premier of the piece. Other world premiers include "Distant Cries" by Stephen Stanziano for the Cleveland Composers Guild.
Danny Rectenwald holds a Master of Music degree in Classical guitar performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelors from Duquesne University and is trained to teach the Suzuki Method for Guitar.
Danny performs regularly as a solo classical guitarist playing music spanning from Baroque to Modern, including pieces he has personally composed.