Renowned for his personal and coloruful interpretations of the guitar repertoire, Philadelphia guitarist Brendan Evans has performed, won prizes, and taught throughout the USA, Canada, and around the globe. Recent highlights include a solo recital for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, 2nd prize in the Adelaide International Guitar Competition in Australia, and a two week intensive Masterclass with Maestro Lorenzo Micheli.
Brendan left his hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts at the age of 13, and has been playing and studying guitar with increasing intensity since then. Four years at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he studied with Bob Squires and Apostolos Paraskevas, led to to four years at the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Steve Aron, which led to two years at the San Francisco Conservatory, where he studied with David Tanenbaum.
In 2004 he spent almost a year studying flamenco guitar in Granada and Cordoba, Spain, which had a lasting effect on his technique and musical ideas. After graduating in 2008 from the SF Conservatory with a Master’s degree, Brendan moved to Philadelphia, where he now teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and the Settlement Music School.
9 September, 6.30-7.30pm at Gorky Sadan
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