Jeffrey McFadden


Jeffrey McFaddenJeffrey McFadden

Over the last twenty years, Jeffrey McFadden has established a place among the preëminent guitarists of his generation. Concert engagements have taken him throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been a featured performer at international music festivals, including Guitar '87 and GuitarFest '91 in Toronto, The Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Gitarren Symposium Iserlohn, the National Flute Association (USA) Convention, the Festival Mediterraneo della Chitarra and many others.

In 1992, Jeffrey McFadden was awarded a Silver Medal in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition and was a prize-winner in the 1993 Great Lakes Guitar Competition. His debut recording was the first in the Laureate Series on Naxos, and has sold in the tens of thousands of copies. He has recorded eight CDs since then, featuring the works of Fernando Sor, Napoléon Coste, Agustin Barrios, J.S. Bach and others.

His performances and recordings continue to receive high acclaim. McFadden formed Duo Spiritoso in 2004, with American guitarist Andrew Zohn. The duo has toured extensively and released one CD to date.

Jeffrey McFadden is the first ever graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program at the University of Toronto. An Eaton Fellow, he completed his dissertation in 2010. It forms the basis of his groundbreaking book, Fretboard Harmony: Common-Practice Harmony on the Guitar, published in 2010 by Les Productions d'Oz.

McFadden is the founder and artistic director of the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, artistic director of the Guitar Society of Toronto and Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Toronto.

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