06 December 2009

Gerard Cousins

This summer has been busy time for Gerard who, as well as touring the
UK and Saudi Arabia has been busy preparing and recording a new CD
of Welsh music soon to be released. He will perform some of these new
unique arrangements of traditional Welsh folksongs at tonight’s concert
as well as some classics from the guitar repertoire.

Gerard Cousins’ expressive performances hold audiences spellbound.
He transports his listeners with his evocative playing, from silence to
the quietest sweetest sounds, or mimicking the sounds of nature, the
wind and the sea, a whole range of emotions pour forth from his guitar
as if he is truly singing through those strings. His interpretations,
compositions and arrangements all show an un-compromising artist
unafraid to push the boundaries of so called ‘classical music’ whilst
constantly maintaining a joyful communication with whomever makes the
effort to listen.

"Gerard really exploits the classical guitar's sonority to full effect
and truly establishes himself as one of the rising young British
classical guitarists around today."
Classical Guitar News

Guitar magic...he has a beautiful touch"
Frank Hennesey, Celtic Heartbeat Show, BBC Radio Wales

"beautiful playing and subtle phrasing"
Musical Opinion