Gary Ryan - Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival 2018

Dec 16, 2018
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Kankaria Estates,Park Street area

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Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes. 

In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams in 1983 to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument (and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour, other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream). 

Ryan studied from the age of 8 at the Guildhall School of Music Junior Department, later winning a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in 1987 where he studied with Timothy Walker. In 1991 he graduated with first class honours and a host of awards, including the Julian Bream Prize for guitar, the John Mundy String Prize and the Dorothy Grinstead Prize for an outstanding all-round student. He then pursued his post-graduate studies at the RAM with an award from the Fleming Trust and was later made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1997.

In 1996, at the age of 27, Ryan was then appointed a Professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music in London, rising to become Assistant Head of Strings in 2009. Widely respected as an adjudicator and juror, Gary has been invited onto the jury for many instrumental competitions and
festivals throughout Europe, including for the BBC Young Musician of the Year.

His celebrated guitar compositions (regularly broadcast on Classic FM) have broadened the instrument’s appeal by combining traditional classical guitar technique with more contemporary guitar styles and a rich variety of musical influences from around the world.

Gary Ryan will be performing as part of the 9 th edition of the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival held from 14-16 December 2018 at the ICCR, Kolkata.


Organiser : Indian Guitar Federation

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