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Gerard Cousins: Classical Guitarist

Welcome to the website of guitarist Gerard Cousins.

"For those of you not in the know Gerard is one of the UK's top composers for classical guitar - an incredibly original sound drawing expertly on the musical languages of Arvo Part, Steve Reich, John Mclaughlin, Leo Brouwer, and others (I even get a mention in two pieces!). He also does a damn fine welsh tune."
Derek Gripper

"Acute artistic and technical prowess...passionate, profound...with a great range of tone from his instrument"
Classical Guitar Magazine

"...expertly played and unlike some unfamiliar music, instantly appealing"
Chester Guitar Society, March 2014

Gerard Cousins has performed all over the world from Peru to Pakistan. His unique choice of repertoire includes his Welsh inspired original compositions & arrangements as well as works by contemporary composers such as Mark Anthony Turnage, John Tavener, Takashi Yoshimatsu and Hilary Tann. He combines his natural musicality and formidable technique with a remarkable singing quality to create a fresh and spontaneous approach to all the works he performs. His latest CD Hiraeth has been described by Classical Guitar Magazine as a must for all serious collectors of classical guitar recordings.

A youtube video of Eric Whitacre's 'This Marriage' described by the composer as "it's gorgeous, both the performance and the arrangement. We should publish it!"