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Genres You Will Love
Classical: Contemporary Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Featuring Guitar

By Location
United States - California - SF

Links
Gyan Riley's website MySpace page

Gyan Riley

While studying as the first full-scholarship guitar student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Gyan Riley received a recording contract for his debut CD of original works, Food for the Bearded, released in 2002 on New Albion Records. He has since expanded his career as a composer and instrumentalist, receiving commissions from the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the New York Guitar Festival, the American Composers Forum, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, and the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center. He has performed throughout 10 European countries and across the U.S., both as a soloist and in ensemble with various artists such as Zakir Hussain, Michael Manring, Dawn Upshaw, the San Francisco Symphony, the Falla Guitar Trio, the World Guitar Ensemble, and his father, the composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley. Highlights of Gyan’s 2009 schedule included a ten-concert tour of Ireland with his own trio, and a performance at Carnegie Hall.