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We are pleased to be working with Drew Henderson who is considered one of Canada’s top classical guitarists. He is best known for his work in the Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo, who has performed throughout North America, and in Italy. Their CD’s have received high critical praise, and are played on radio stations across the globe. Recently, the duo was invited to perform and judge at the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America Competition – the largest and most prestigious guitar competition in the world.
Drew studied with several teachers both at the University of Toronto and at the Academia Tema in Milan, Italy. Most influential of his teachers were Eli Kassner (Liona Boyd’s teacher), Jeffrey McFadden, and the great Italian virtuosos Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela. Drew’s studies in Italy were made possible by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
During his studies, Drew was heavily involved in the competition circuit, so far being awarded six international prizes. These competitions include: Les Concours International de Guitare Classique de Lachine (Montreal), the Rantucci International Guitar Competition (New York), the Columbus Guitar Symposium and Competition (Georgia), and the Concorso Chitaristico “Citta’ Di Voghera” (Italy). Drew has also been awarded numerous scholarships from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council and the D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts.
Drew is currently a teacher at the Toronto School for Strings, where he enjoys teaching both children and adults the joys of playing the guitar.
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