Over the course of a twenty-five year career, Jeffrey McFadden has established a place among the most admired guitarists of his generation. Concert engagements have taken him throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been a featured performer at many international music festivals, including Guitar ’87, the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Gitarren-Symposium Iserlohn, the National Flute Association Convention (USA), the Festival Mediterraneo della Chitarra, GuitarFest Sevilla and many others. In 1992, he was awarded a silver medal at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition and was a prizewinner in the 1993 Great Lakes Guitar Competition. His début recording was the first in the Laureate Series on Naxos. He has recorded eight highly acclaimed albums since then, featuring the works of Fernando Sor, Napoléon Coste, Agustin Mangoré Barrios, J.S. Bach and others. Jeffrey McFadden is the first ever graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree programme at the University of Toronto, studying under Norbert Kraft. An Eaton Fellow, he completed his dissertation in 2010. It forms the basis of his book, Fretboard Harmony: Common-Practice Harmony on the Guitar, published in 2010 by Les Productions d’Oz. McFadden was the recipient of the 2012 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Music. He is the founder and artistic director of the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, and head of Guitar Studies and associate professor in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
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