February 8, 2015 7pm
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James St. South. (map)
Timothy Phelan is a classical guitarist, conductor, composer, arranger and educator based in Niagara. He made his CBC recording debut at the age of eighteen as concerto soloist with the Quebec City Symphony Orchestra, and he has since been heard in solo, concerto and chamber music performances over CBC Radio and Television, Radio France, Radio Caribbean, and Cuban National Television and Radio. He has performed at four of the triennial Toronto international guitar festivals, at Leo Brouwer's festivals in Havana and Martinique, and he has given world-premiere performances of several chamber works, including Alan Hirsh’s Dance Trio commissioned for Guitar ‘81 in Toronto. A highly versatile musician, Tim’s varied recent engagements include an appearance with the Niagara Symphony and Chorus Niagara (performing his own composition for guitar, 100-voice choir and symphony orchestra), a chamber music programme featuring many of his own arrangements of music by Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla, collaboration with the international award-winning Hamilton Children’s Choir, a feature solo concert at the Hamilton International Guitar Festival, and performances in Europe.
A graduate of The University of Toronto, Tim studied for a total of ten years with renowned guitar pedagogue Eli Kassner. He also studied with British guitarist John Mills, and was selected to participate in public masterclasses with many of the world’s leading concert guitarists. Tim in turn spent many years teaching classical guitar at Canada's premier guitar school, the Eli Kassner Guitar Academy of Toronto.
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