Critically acclaimed as one of the finest young guitarists in the UK, Danny Holland is a Classical Guitar Recitalist and Teacher currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Gary Ryan.
Praised for his emotional approach to music, unique tone, and respect for both early and contemporary compositions, Danny has acted as leader of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble (2009 – 2011), he has also worked with the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble and the North Devon Guitar Ensemble, as well as participating in many musical festivals around the world, most notably the West Dean Guitar Festival, the Festival of Music at the Conservatorio G. Verdi di Torino, 'Guitar France 2013' and the Hastings Musical Festival, of which he is a long-standing contributor.
He has also premiered a concerto for the Classical Guitar at the International Composers Festival in late 2013, for which he received a dedication.
He has been tutored by John Williams, Mark Eden, Chris Stell, Wendy Jackson, Gerald Garcia, Gary Ryan and Craig Ogden, and has worked with John Mills, David Russell, and Andrew York at various UK festivals.
Where did you study: Chethams school of Music and then the Royal College of Music
What is your primary instrument: Guitar
When did you start: 8
Do you play any other instrument: I used to play the piano at Chethams, I also play the bagpipes!
What is your favourite piece of music: My favourite piece is called 'Benga Beat' by my Guitar Tutor at college, Gary Ryan. Gary is a fantastic guitarist and has a gift at combining percussive and world music to create evocative and unique pieces.