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.