|Date and Time:||Saturday January 31, 2015 at 7:00pm (pre-concert talk at 6:15pm)|
|Location:||Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC|
Jeffrey McFadden has been acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. Over the past years, concert engagements have taken him throughout Canada and the United States and into Europe. He has given World Premieres of works by numerous composers and has been a featured performer at several international music festivals, including “Guitar ’87″ and GuitarFest ’91 in Toronto , Gitarren-Symposium Iserlohn, Lachine International Guitar Festival, the Columbus State Guitar Symposium, The Niagara International Chambre Music Festival, the National Flute Association (USA) Convention, the Festival Mediterraneo della Chitarra, the Acadia Guitar Festival and others.
In 1992, Jeffery McFadden was awarded a Silver Medal in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition and was also a prize-winner in the 1993 Great Lakes Guitar Competition. His debut recording was the first in the “Laureate Series” on the Naxos label and was released world-wide. Since it’s release, this recording has sold in the thousands of copies. His playing has received enthusiastic critical acclaim; the “Daily Telegraph” of London (UK) exclaimed “McFadden’s ability to make the guitar sing is second to none”, and “Classic CD” has described his playing as “major artistry”. His latest solo release features the complete didactic works by the 19th century composer Napoleon Coste. “ClassicsToday.com” raved about this disc saying, “Jeffrey McFadden is not only an extraordinary guitarist — he’s also an inspired musician.” his latest disc, soon to be released is volume three of the complete works of Agustin Barrios on Naxos.
Many noteworthy events marked the past few seasons in Jeffrey McFadden’s career. He had the opportunity to work under the great Pierre Boulez in a performance celebrating the awarding of the Glenn Gould prize to Boulez. Also, McFadden was counted among the most important guitarists of his day by his inclusion in the Maurice Summerfield lexicon, The Classical Guitar, Its History and Players. He also has performed frequently in the newly formed “Duo Spiritoso”‘ with American guitarist and composer Andrew Zohn
Jeffrey McFadden has collaborated with Canada’s most prominent musicians and composers including Norbert Kraft, Robert Aitken, Ann Monoyios, John Beckwith and R. Murray Shafer. He is frequently heard on CBC radio and NPR in the United States both as soloist and ensemble player.
Jeffrey has given masterclasses and seminars at some of North America’s most prestigious institutions including the Université de Montréal, Conservatoire de Music à Hull/Gatineau, University of British Colombia, Michigan State University and the Oberlin College Conservatory. He is a lecturer in guitar at the University of Toronto.