Milonga-Inspiration from Latin America
- (Alec O'Leary)
- Format: CD
'Throughout, O'Leary does full justice to the music and gives some very exciting and clever performances, the ultimate track - the excellent Dyens arrangement of the classic Felicidade - being the icing on the cake and making for a truly exhilarating conclusion to a very enjoyable programme.' Steve Marsh, Classical Guitar Magazine. Alec O' Leary (M.Mus., B.Mus., Dip. Inst. Teaching). Widely regarded as one of the foremost guitarists of his generation, Alec has spent many years studying guitar with Irish virtuoso John Feeley at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama and has had personal tuition from some of the world's most distinguished musicians, including Manuel Barreuco, Scott Tennant, Sergio Assad, Roberto Aussel and Roland Dyens. He is founder and Director of Europe's most prestigious guitar festival, the Waltons Guitar Festival of Ireland and a qualified and experienced music teacher actively engaged in music education, both privately and in various education centres. He plays regularly both as a soloist and in ensemble and has performed many times on both national radio and television, including the Pat Kenny Show, Ryan Tubridy, Nationwide, Ray Darcy Show, Vincent Brown, RTE Lyric FM, Newstalk 106, etc. Alec has just launched his debut CD entitled 'Milonga - inspiration from latin America' (now available to purchase online). He plays both spruce and cedar guitars made for him by his father, renowned Irish guitar maker Michael J. O'Leary. 'Easily one of Ireland's most talented and accomplished classical guitarists' Hotpress. 'Alec is a highly accomplished guitarist with a very natural touch on the instrument. He has a refined and developed musical sensibility.' John Feeley.