Guitar Society Concert Series
The Guitar Society of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Present
Canadian Virtuosic Steve Cowan
Saturday January 21, 2017, 7:30pm
Tickets $25.00 and are available at Glenhyrst or on the Guitar Society website theguitarsocietyofbrantford.com
For further information call the Guitar Society at 519-802-9232
Steve Cowan has firmly established himself as a compelling performer within the North American guitar scene. He has performed and taught extensively throughout Canada and the United States, where he has been praised for his powerful sound, insightful interpretations, and unique repertoire choice. Concert programs often include pieces from a variety of eras, but Steve focuses primarily on new music. Commissioning composers and present Canadian guitar works are driving forces in his musical life. Steve has won awards at 8 major national and international performance competitions, 6 of which are first prizes. Originally from St. John’s Newfoundland, Steve holds degrees from Memorial University, the Manhattan School of Music and is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at McGill University in Montreal. His debut album, “Pour guitar” was recorded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and McGill University. The album features new music by exclusively Canadian composers and was released in Spring 2016. In 2017, Steve will be concertizing throughout Europe, as well as recording his second album in Madrid for the EMEC Discos record label.