Guitarist Colin Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists.
Performance highlights include concertos with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and Richmond Symphony; collaborations with guitarist Sharon Isbin, violinist Tessa Lark, and cellist Edward Arron; and solo and chamber music performances at the Aspen Music Festival and Maui Classical Music Festival.
Davin has appeared as a featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman alongside the late Jessye Norman. He has performed at venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, the Paris Conservatoire, the Fridge Fringe in Dubai, and the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
An active player in the American contemporary music scene, Davin has performed with Contemporaneous, Talea Ensemble, Present Music, Nu Deco Ensemble, ensemblenewSRQ, and Mimesis Ensemble. His frequent collaborators include Grammy Award winning soprano Estelí Gomez and Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin.
Colin Davin is co-head of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In demand for his insights in masterclasses and lectures, he has been invited to teach in a guest capacity at institutions including The Juilliard School, Peabody Institute, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.
He holds a Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Sharon Isbin; a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California with William Kanengiser; and underwent preparatory studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jason Vieaux.
Colin Davin plays a guitar by Joshia de Jonge with strings by Augustine.
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