Eoin Flood is regarded as one of the most exceptional classical guitarists of his generation, performing widely across the US, UK and Ireland and recently invited to perform at the International Concert Artist’s Series at the Miller Theatre NYC to great acclaim. It was the studio of Mark Delpriora at the Manhattan School of Music that first attracted Eoin to the city, where he was twice placed on the Dean’s List in recognition of his outstanding achievement in performance and academic studies. Originally from Killiney in county Dublin, Eoin began his music education with Dr. John Feeley at the D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama. There he received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance through classical guitar, both with Distinction. He was awarded the college Gold Medal and the Patrick Flood Cup, both for high achievement in performance. Following his MMus, Eoin studied with Marion Hyland (Royal Irish Academy of Music) and Graham Anthony Devine in London, before completing his Artist Diploma in Manhattan.
Eoin has enjoyed a busy career in performance. He has given high profile Classical Guitar recitals in several locations across Ireland, including the National Concert Hall, St. Patricks Cathedral, the Boyle Arts Festival and St. Ann’s Church and in the UK, including the London Oratory, South Kensington. Eoin has worked closely with composer Roland Dyens as soloist in a production of his Concerto en Si for the Dublin Guitar Festival. In addition to solo performing career, Eoin is an accomplished, chamber musician; jazz guitarist, studying with renowned Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty; and baroque guitarist. He recently performed as Baroque Guitarist in a production of Cavalli’s baroque opera Doriclea. Eoin has performed in masterclasses given by world famous guitarists including Eduardo Fernandez, David Russell, Pepe Romero, David Leisner, Oscar Ghiglia, Berta Rojas and Xuefei Yang.
Since beginning his musical career, Eoin fostered an interest in music education through guitar tuition. Currently he holds teaching posts at the Royal Irish Academy or Music, Maynooth University and the City of Dublin ETB. His ambition is always to impart a solid grounding in guitar playing while fostering a love of music in each student.
This year at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Eoin has been awarded the college’s Fiosraigh scholarship to pursue PhD research into the influence of African cross-culturisation in Cuba and on its music, with a focus on the prolific contemporary guitar composer Leo Brouwer. Over the course of this research Eoin will include the works of Brouwer in numerous performances and lecture recitals internationally.