Patrick Kearney, guitar
Sonata III – Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948)
Collage – Patrick Kearney (b. 1970)
Bercuse #1 – Andrew Zohn (b. 1970)
– intermission –
Usher Waltz – Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956)
Hyperion – Harry Stafylakis (b. 1982)
Suite op.41 – Jacques Hêtu (1938-2010)
A performer and composer, Canadian artist Patrick Kearney has released four albums: Bouquet (1997); Stringendo (2002), nominated for the prestigious OPUS Prize; Diabolico (2004); and Impressions (2009), featuring the works of M.M.Ponce, on the ATMA classique label. Mr. Kearney has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de l’Îsle, the Shenandoah University Orchestra, Montreal’s I Musici, and the Ensemble Appassionata. He has commissioned and premiered numerous works by fellow composers including: Harry Stafylakis, Andrew Zohn, Atanas Ourkouzounov, Jay Kauffman, Ginette Bellevance, and Robert F. Jones. He also has inspired composers such as Daniel Boyer and Claude Engel to create and dedicate new works to him.
Born in Montreal, Mr. Kearney pursued his studies first under Daniel Boyer and then with Jacques Joubert at Vanier College, then went on to complete his Superior Diploma in Performance at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under the direction of Rafaël Andia and Alberto Ponce. In 1997, he received his Master’s Degree under the guidance of Peter McCutcheon.
In addition to his many concert performances throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico and Canada, Mr. Kearney teaches guitar at Concordia University and Vanier College, both in Montreal. He is the founder and director of the Montreal International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition (www.guitaremontreal.com) hosted by Concordia Music.
For more information on Patrick Kearney, please visit: patrickkearney.ca
This concert is generously hosted by The Hartt School.