John Byrne is an internationally acclaimed performer in classical guitar who has been based in Guernsey for a number of years.
A world class Performer in Guernsey
John Byrne is a world class professional guitarist who has become well known in Guernsey as a regular performer at numerous concerts and events.
John studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, performing at the highly prestigious annual Principals Concert and where he participated in several master-classes with John Williams.
As well as an artiste and performer John is also a composer. He has had several songs published by Chappel Music and has given many radio and TV performances.
John still performs regularly across the UK as well as in Guernsey. His performances are enjoyed and admired around the country. Some of his more recent successes include:
Vivaldi Lute Concertos performance with the Guernsey Baroque Band
A one hour live broadcast performance on Classic FM
An number of performances on Channel TV and BBC Radio Guernsey
A solo guitar recital performance at the Euro-Wirral International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
John possesses an extensive performance repertoire of classical solo works but can also be seen performing regularly in concerts with orchestras, or in partnership with singers and other artistes and musicians. He is an adept performer in a wide variety of venues and at different types of events including:
concert recital performances
music festival concerts
Although mainly known for performing classical music John also plays contemporary guitar having worked as a session musician and as lead guitarist with The La's who had an international hit with 'There She Goes'.
John has been living, working and performing in Guernsey for a number of years and more recently has been passing on his exceptional skills to Guernsey students as a guitar teacher.