|Friday November 17th - 8pm|
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THE IRISH GUITAR QUARTET
Jerry Creedon, David Keating, Caoilfhionn Ni Choileain, Colin McLean (guitars)
The Irish Guitar Quartet is comprised of Ireland’s most talented and versatile classical guitarists and is one of Ireland’s premier instrumental ensembles.
Jerry Creedon, David Keating, Colin McLean and Caoilfhionn Ní Choileain have garnered international acclaim as soloists. Each member contributes towards the creation of exciting, dynamic and engaging musical performances.
The Irish Guitar Quartet invites listeners to experience and enjoy a variety of musical styles including Latin, Far East, Folk and American classics.
JERRY CREEDON The lrish guitarist JERRY CREEDON was born in Cork and has studied guitar from a young age. After graduating from University College, Cork, he studied with the famed German guitarist Siegfried Behrend in Germany; a Spanish Government Scholarship enabled him to study at the Andres Segovia Summer School in Santiago de Compostela; the Irish Arts Council grant-aided him to attend master classes given by world-famous virtuoso John Williams in Cordoba.
Jerry Creedon is a Lecturer of Classical Guitar and founder of the Classical Guitar Studies Programme (since 1998) at the state of the art CIT Cork School of Music.He has attracted some of the World’s most famous guitarists to perform and teach at the CIT Cork School of Music including John Williams, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Xue Fei Yang, Roland Dyens, Fabio Zanon, Craig Ogden, David Leisner, Christoph Jaggin, Jacob Lindberg and William Carter. Jerry is an experienced musician and has performed in Ireland, Germany and Spain, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has appeared with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles and has his own Jazz Ensemble with which he performs at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. He has performed at the National Concert Hall, Universities, and numerous Festivals.
Jerry has recorded CDs of music by Sanz, Pujol and Villa-Lobos and has recently formed the highly acclaimed Irish Guitar Quartet.He recently performed on the film score to Paul Mercier’s “Pursuit”.
Irish guitarist DAVID KEATING was recently awarded a First Class Honours MMus Degree in classical guitar performance at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where he studied with Craig Ogden. Previously David studied in Dublin with John Feeley and in Cork with Jerry Creedon. He achieved a First Class Honours degree at the CIT Cork School of Music, where he now teaches classical guitar.
David has won many of the important music prizes in Ireland including the John Vallery Memorial Prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition, the CIT CSM Senior Recital Competition and the Feis Ceoil Cup and Gold Medal for Classical Guitar Performance. He has attended masterclasses with some of the world’s leading guitarists including Xue Fei Yang, Gary Ryan, William Kanengiser, and Scott Tennant. Following his London debut at Bolivar Hall in November 2013, David was invited to perform at a masterclass with the renowned classical guitarist John Williams in CIT CSM in 2013.
COLIN MCLEAN is one of Ireland’s leading Classical Guitarists. He has studied with some of the most prestigious teachers including Jerry Creedon, Fabio Zanon and Tilman Hoppstock. He has received master classes from Paul Gregory, David Leisner, Magnus Anderson and Craig Ogden. Some of his achievements include winning Feis Maitiu two years running for solo Classical Guitar and being the first ever guitarist to win the Senior Recital Competition in the CIT Cork School of Music. He has an Honours Degree and an Honours Masters from the CIT Cork School of Music, which he completed with the great virtuoso Fabio Zanon.
Recently Colin has formed his own Latin Trio. “The Colin McLean Latin Trio” perform a mix of South American and Spanish guitar music which is influenced by great artists including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Oscar Lopez and Luis Villegas.