Alan Mearns

Friday, October 21, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City

The extraordinarily versatile and gifted Irish-American guitarist, composer, and songwriter, praised alike for his bold, distinctive Bach transcriptions, his virtuosic original works, and his inventive song arrangements

“Mearns reveals himself a singular artist of extraordinary imagination … truly a next-generation phenomenon.” – Stephen Aron, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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CHOPIN Preludes, Op. 28, Nos. 6, 15, and 4
BACH Preludes in C Major (BWV 846) and C Minor (BWV 847); Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (BWV 1007); Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 (BWV 1004)
MEARNS Oración
BEETHOVEN Sonata Quasi una Fantasia, Op. 27 (movement 1)
ALBENIZ Granada and Leyenda

Alan Mearns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He began his musical studies with the classical violin at age five, switching to the guitar at age ten. Moving to the United States in his late teens, he studied classical guitar performance with Douglas James at Appalachian State University (where he held the prestigious Fletcher Scholarship) and with Stanley Yates at Austin Peay State University.