Lecturer of Classical & Electric Guitar
David Keating is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where he studied
with the acclaimed 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.
As a chamber musician, he currently plays with the Irish Guitar Quartet, Fandango Guitar Duo, and
recently toured with the Irish Tenor Finbar Wright. Concert Dates for 2017 include Rodrigo’s
Concierto de Aranjuez (with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra), and the Irish Guitar Quartet at the
National Concert Hall.