Gary Ryan, guitar

Gary Ryan made his London debut for the Park Lane Group in 1994 at the Purcell Room. He has performed throughout the UK and abroad to exceptional critical acclaim, giving hundreds of performances to a wide variety of audiences who have rediscovered the beauty and power of the guitar.

In 1997 he was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and was also invited to perform his acclaimed interpretation of The Blue Guitar at Sir Michael Tippett's funeral in 1998.

He is Professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music and also an external examiner for Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music, where he teaches in the Junior Department.

Born in Orpington, Kent in 1969, Gary Ryan studied with David Miller at the Guildhall School of Music and Timothy Walker at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won a scholarship to study in 1987. 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 talent.

Image: Richard Williams


Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra