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Daniel McKay - Daniel McKay

Daniel McKay - Daniel McKay
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Dynamic and virtuosic performances of invigorating 20th Century Latin American and European repertoire for classical guitar!


  *****AUTOGRAPHED COPY*****   

 

Track Listing
1. Fandangos y Boleros  6:33  
2.  Sarabanda de Scriabin  3:42
3. La Toccata de Pasquini  4:45 
4. Hommage a Chopin  10:38
5.  Monk-a-ning  1:50 
6. Esmeralda's Waltz  3:28
7. Of Odds and Ends  2:01
8. 12-Note Samba  0:58
9. Steps to Hell and Back  1:31
10. Ommagio a Paganini  9:43 
11. Otono Porteno  4:42
12. Invierno Porteno  6:06 
13. La Muerte del Angel  2:59
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  More info and Reviews

Daniel McKay began his musical studies at an early age under the guidance of his parents, both of whom are practicing music teachers. Moving to the Blue Mountains (NSW), Daniel became well known as a multi-instrumentalist, performing within a myriad of popular styles. During this period, Daniel made many recordings for both commercial and independent release.

 Active in both guitar education and performance, Daniel has studied extensively in both these areas with two of Australia’s most highly respected guitar teachers, Greg Pikler and Timothy Kain, as well as master classes with John Williams, Remi Boucher, Maximo Diego-Pujol and Pavel Steidl. Under Timothy Kain’s guidance Daniel graduated from the Australian National University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music (1st Class Honours) and subsequently attained the degree of Master of Music (Hons). Daniel has been a major prizewinner in many competitions, including the Australian Guitar Competition, and has been heard in numerous live and pre-recorded broadcasts for ABC radio in solo (including his prizewinning performance in the Australian Guitar Competition), duo and quartet performances. In recent years Daniel has given many solo and chamber music recitals in most of the capital cities and regional centres of Australia.

 Daniel’s debut solo CD featuring works of Dusan Bogdanovic, Leo Brouwer, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Alexandre Tansman and Astor Piazzolla has been warmly received by music lovers and critics alike.  Daniel is considered one of Australia’s finest guitarists of the younger generation. This, along with his interest in contemporary Australian music and considerable ensemble playing skills, led in 1998 to an invitation to join Guitar Trek, widely recognised as among the very best of Australia’s chamber ensembles. Engagements have included several recitals for Musica Viva, the Sydney Festival, the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, the Darwin International Guitar Festival, the New Zealand International Guitar Festival, highly successful tours of Europe in 1999 and 2002, and a tour of Vietnam in March this year. Guitar Trek’s long awaited fourth CD is soon to be released on ABC Classics.

 In demand as a teacher, Daniel was recently invited to teach at the Sydney Guitar Society’s annual Summer School, featuring guitarist Carlos Bonell (London) as the principal tutor and residencies by Australian composers Phillip Houghton and Richard Charlton. He has also been a guest tutor at some of Australia’s leading music institutions. Daniel taught for many years in the pre-tertiary area of Australia’s leading guitar department at the Australian National University, School of Music. He now resides in Melbourne.   


 

   ‘Daniel McKay here performs an invigorating and very listenable program of 20th century music, which, of all the “private release” CDs I have reviewed is one of the best, if not the best: McKay is certainly a most technically-capable guitarist, and not only that, he is musical with it. His playing has a beautiful clarity and crispness and he has a superb innate sense of phrasing allowing him to get to the heart and soul of everything he performs’

UK publication ‘Classical Guitar’ 


   You can visit Daniels' website at www.danmckay.net

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Dynamic and virtuosic performances of invigorating 20th Century Latin American and European repertoire for classical guitar!


  *****AUTOGRAPHED COPY*****   

 

Track Listing
1. Fandangos y Boleros  6:33  
2.  Sarabanda de Scriabin  3:42
3. La Toccata de Pasquini  4:45 
4. Hommage a Chopin  10:38
5.  Monk-a-ning  1:50 
6. Esmeralda's Waltz  3:28
7. Of Odds and Ends  2:01
8. 12-Note Samba  0:58
9. Steps to Hell and Back  1:31
10. Ommagio a Paganini  9:43 
11. Otono Porteno  4:42
12. Invierno Porteno  6:06 
13. La Muerte del Angel  2:59
Click on above buttons to hear samples of select tracks

 

 

 

  More info and Reviews

Daniel McKay began his musical studies at an early age under the guidance of his parents, both of whom are practicing music teachers. Moving to the Blue Mountains (NSW), Daniel became well known as a multi-instrumentalist, performing within a myriad of popular styles. During this period, Daniel made many recordings for both commercial and independent release.

 Active in both guitar education and performance, Daniel has studied extensively in both these areas with two of Australia’s most highly respected guitar teachers, Greg Pikler and Timothy Kain, as well as master classes with John Williams, Remi Boucher, Maximo Diego-Pujol and Pavel Steidl. Under Timothy Kain’s guidance Daniel graduated from the Australian National University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music (1st Class Honours) and subsequently attained the degree of Master of Music (Hons). Daniel has been a major prizewinner in many competitions, including the Australian Guitar Competition, and has been heard in numerous live and pre-recorded broadcasts for ABC radio in solo (including his prizewinning performance in the Australian Guitar Competition), duo and quartet performances. In recent years Daniel has given many solo and chamber music recitals in most of the capital cities and regional centres of Australia.

 Daniel’s debut solo CD featuring works of Dusan Bogdanovic, Leo Brouwer, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Alexandre Tansman and Astor Piazzolla has been warmly received by music lovers and critics alike.  Daniel is considered one of Australia’s finest guitarists of the younger generation. This, along with his interest in contemporary Australian music and considerable ensemble playing skills, led in 1998 to an invitation to join Guitar Trek, widely recognised as among the very best of Australia’s chamber ensembles. Engagements have included several recitals for Musica Viva, the Sydney Festival, the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, the Darwin International Guitar Festival, the New Zealand International Guitar Festival, highly successful tours of Europe in 1999 and 2002, and a tour of Vietnam in March this year. Guitar Trek’s long awaited fourth CD is soon to be released on ABC Classics.

 In demand as a teacher, Daniel was recently invited to teach at the Sydney Guitar Society’s annual Summer School, featuring guitarist Carlos Bonell (London) as the principal tutor and residencies by Australian composers Phillip Houghton and Richard Charlton. He has also been a guest tutor at some of Australia’s leading music institutions. Daniel taught for many years in the pre-tertiary area of Australia’s leading guitar department at the Australian National University, School of Music. He now resides in Melbourne.   


 

   ‘Daniel McKay here performs an invigorating and very listenable program of 20th century music, which, of all the “private release” CDs I have reviewed is one of the best, if not the best: McKay is certainly a most technically-capable guitarist, and not only that, he is musical with it. His playing has a beautiful clarity and crispness and he has a superb innate sense of phrasing allowing him to get to the heart and soul of everything he performs’

UK publication ‘Classical Guitar’ 


   You can visit Daniels' website at www.danmckay.net

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