Gordon Ferries biography:
Having initially studied classical guitar at Napier University, Gordon Ferries went on to study at the RSAMD where he specialised in lute and early guitar music. He has now established himself as one of the UK’s leading exponents of the baroque guitar. Gordon has worked for both television and radio: arranging and performing music for Radio 4′s production of ‘The Dreamer of the Calle de San Salvador’ , featuring on ‘Scotland’s Music’ with Concerto Caledonia and for BBC 2 television. He has performed in venues and festivals across the UK and in Europe both as a soloist and in ensemble, appearing with The Scottish Ensemble, The Scottish Early Music Consort, the Edinburgh Quartet, Fires of love with which he has recorded three cds and the Baroque ensemble ‘Lord Rochester’s monkey’ with John Kitchen and as an accompanist with Susan Hamilton, Frances Cooper and Lorna Anderson and in duo with Rob MacKillop.
Gordon also played on the acclaimed album ‘Spoils’ and the accompanying ep ‘The wyrd meme’ by Scottish songwriter and guitarist Alasdair Roberts.Gordon has released four much acclaimed solo recordings with Delphian records and his fifth ‘La Royalle, music for Kings and courtiers’ featuring an all French programme of music for theorbo, lute and renaissance and baroque guitars was released to enthusiastic reviews in 2012. His most recent cd with ‘Fires of love’ was awarded editors choice in gramaphone magazine. Gordon was awarded two grants from the Scottish Arts Council towards study at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, researching the baroque guitar; the fruits of which appear on his recordings. Gordon is also much in demand as a teacher and is involved in teaching young people and adults in many musical styles.