John Dearman has joined the guitar faculty to teach applied lessons and direct the Guitar Chamber Music program at California State University Northridge. Mr. Dearman will be teaching alongside Professor Steven Thachuk (Head of Guitar Studies), and Professor Ron Borczon.
John Dearman is one of the most recognized figures in the classical guitar world today. As a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, he has concertized world-wide for more than thirty years, appearing in the major concert halls and international festivals. His work with the quartet has resulted in more than a dozen recordings including the Grammy Award winning “LAGQ’s Guitar Heroes” in 2007. Concert appearances with LAGQ include Alice Tulley Hall; Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; the Hollywood Bowl; Orchestra Hall, Chicago; Herbst Theater, San Francisco; Tokyo Opera City; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; the Concertgebow, Amsterdam; the Kleine Philharmonie, Berlin; Auditorio Nacional, Spain; National Concert Hall, Beijing; House of Music, Moscow; and International arts festivals in Singapore, Istanbul, Mexico and Hong Kong.
As a soloist Mr. Dearman has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group for the Green Umbrella Series and at the Ojai Festival. In 2007 Mr. Dearman was a soloist in the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus performances, and Deutche Grammaphone recording, of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Oceana” and performed in subsequent productions of the work including a 2008 performance with the Pacific Symphony and Chorale.
A native of Minneapolis, Mr. Dearman was a protégé of the Romero family and was selected to perform in the historic Segovia Master Classes held in Los Angeles in 1981. He’s a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music where he was named an Outstanding Alumnus in 1997.