A real treat for all acoustic guitarists, this course will be held by the legendary Gordon Giltrap. With a career spanning over three decades, 40 albums released and an unmistakable sound Gordon will lead his students through three days of workshops and masterclasses. An opportunity not to be missed! Students will have the chance to perform live on stage with Gordon at the Student Gala in 24th August.
John Walsh is Ireland’s leading Flamenco Guitarist.
An accomplished musician and composer, John has been performing solo since 2006.
Along with performing concerts throughout Ireland and venues in Spain and the UK, he has performed in one of the most historically important flamenco venue’s ,’El Candela’ in Madrid, as well as being the invited International Artist for the 2014 Flamenco Festival Flamenco de Consuegra.
He has composed music for and performed with the National Ballet of Ireland & Michael Rooney’s De Cuellar Orchestra among others and performed for the Irish President Michael D Higgins.
Sound Of Strings
Welcome to the Sound Of Strings, a new Finger-style Guitar band from Sweden, featuring Thomas Hansy and David Hansson! Many people might know them as the world touring classical guitar duo The Gothenburg Combo.
"Tenderness abd delicacy, sensitivity and perfection. But also playfulness and exuberance, virtuosity and sheer joy... The Gothenburg Combo play classical music with pop, exude and irresistible life-affirming sense of humour and with these qualities belong to the leading guitar ups of the world." Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
Sound Of Strings was formed in a desire to return to our youth. We were brought up with the music of ABBA and we find it very liberating to play all those amazing songs that were such an important part of our childhood.
.... the young Swedish Stars showed an almost acrobatic skill on the guitar. Their ingenuity knew no limits... Hersbrucker Zeitung
Manus Noble is one of the most exciting and innovative of today's generation of young guitarists. Both a performer and a composer, Manus studied at the Royal College of Music under Gary Ryan and after graduating with first class honours was awarded a scholarship to do his Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, where he also graduated with Distinction in 2012.
A multi-award winning guitarist, having performed throughout the UK and abroad, Manus Noble's exciting and varied concerts are in high-demand.
"Manus Noble is an extremely talented young musician, showing great imagination on all his interpretations. He backs up his musicality with a superb technical ability, excelling in his colorful use of sound." - David Russell
Thibault Cauvin is one of the most talented, charismatic and sought-after guitarists in the world today. He is traveling the globe throughout the year at the invitation of the most prestigious festivals and concert halls such as the New York Carnegie Hall, the Shanghai Opera, the Moscow Tchaikowski Hall, the London Wigmore Hall, the Hong Kong Opera, the Paris Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Munich Geistag, among others.
He has already given more than 1000 concerts in 120 countries, warmly greeted by the critics. He has also participated in many TV and radio programs and collaborated with famous musicians, composers and symphony orchestras. Considered as an innovative and creative performer, always working on the evolution of the classical music.