Education & Competitions

David Keating is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where he studied with the acclaimed Australian guitarist Craig Ogden, and was awarded a First Class Honours MMus Degree in classical guitar performance.

He has won many music prizes in Ireland including the John Vallery Memorial Prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition, the CSM Senior Recital Competition (adjudicated by Alan Smale – Former Leader of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra), and the Feis Ceoil Cup and Gold Medal for Classical Guitar Performance.>


David performs extensively around Ireland and the UK, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. 2015/2016 has seen him perform Concertos with the London based Angel Orchestra, a performance of Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez, with Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra, and solo recitals for Cromer Music Evenings and Adur Arts Forum.

In addition, he recently performed Rodrigo’s guitar concerto with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra and was featured soloist with Lancashire Chamber Orchestra in November 2017. Upcoming concerts in 2019 include Irish dates with Fandango Guitar Duo, and the Irish Guitar Quartet, as well as solo recitals at MONA Museum, Australia.

Chamber Music

As a chamber musician, David currently plays with the Irish Guitar Quartet, Fandango Guitar Duo, and recently toured with the Irish Tenor Finbar Wright.

David plays a 2018 Greg Smallman guitar, and gratefully acknowledges support from Music Network Ireland.

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