Imelda Nagle-Ryan was born in Dublin, and showed musical promise at a young age, winning a scholorship at twelve to study under Bill Brady, Dublin. Imelda continued her studies in London at the world renowned Guildhall School of Music, after successfully auditioning to study under the celebrated Antonio Albanes. Prior to her first recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, she appeared on Irish talk show ‘The Late Late Show’. Her London debut followed shortly afterwards with her recital at St. John’s Smith Square. She has been involved in teaching and playing at events such as the Bath International Guitar Festival, and given recitals internationally. Imelda appeared in the 2015 film ‘The Lobster’, in which she performed ‘Romance’ (Anon) and ‘Canarios’ (Gaspar Sanz) with fellow guitarist Roland Ferrandi. Her debut album ‘From the Heart’ features Spanish and South American guitar pieces, as well as three works by English composers John W Duarte and Stanley Myers.
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“Imelda Nagle-Ryan’s new recording is sheer delight. She plays with verve and brings fresh insights to familiar works. This is a passionate, poetic performance full of sparkling technique and commitment. The recording quality is superb, charged with colour and a brilliant range of sonorities. Her choice of a traditional repertoire is utterly appropriate returning us joyfully to the romantic beautifully nostalgic works by English composers.”