B i o g r a p h y
Located in London, Ontario, Mr. Love has performed as a classical guitarist from Los Angeles to Quebec City. He received his musical training at Los Angeles Valley College (Robert Mayeur) and the University of Southern California (James Smith, William Kanengiser). He has also played in master classes with David Leisner, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell and Benjamin Verdery. Awards include the Ensemble Award from U.S.C., the Music Faculty Scholarship from L.A.V.C. and first place in the L.A.V.C. Classical Guitar Association competition.
Local concert performances include Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, Aeolian Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Museum London, St. Mary's Presbyterian Church, Colborne Street United Church and Wesley-Knox United Church and Interiors. He is also active as a chamber musician, performing regularly with the Artamus Guitar Trio, Trio di Gala (with Caroline Hauffe, flute and Allison Pilon, oboe) and Duo di Gala (with Caroline Hauffe, flute).
As an award winning, published composer, Mr. Love has composed for film and television and publishes his own works on his web site Music4ClassicalGuitar.com. Encompassing a wide range of styles, his compositions are descriptive in nature with rich, colourful textures that evoke strong visual imagery.
Mr. Love has performed extended engagements at notable local establishments such as the Elmhurst Inn, Willie's Café, Verandah Café, Garlic’s of London and Windermere’s Café. Mr. Love has also been a featured performer at many private parties and weddings.
His repertoire includes compositions from the Renaissance to the present, reflecting a wide range of stylistic interpretations in the classical genre. Arrangements can be made to supplement his performance with flute, voice, violin or additional guitarists to form special ensembles for any occasion.
In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. Love has maintained a thriving teaching practice for over 25 years, working one on one with students of all ages and coaching ensemble classes.
When not wrapped around a guitar, Mr. Love is often practicing aikido or walking by the river in search of abandoned tree forts.