Drew Henderson, Canada (Cleveland Debut) Classical guitarist Drew Henderson is an active performer, teacher, recording artist and music producer living in Toronto, Canada.

Drew earned a Master’s degree in Music at the University of Toronto where he studied with Eli Kassner and Jeffrey McFadden. After his post graduate degree, Drew was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study in Italy with Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela and Massimo Lonardi.

During his studies, Drew was heavily involved in the competition circuit, so far being awarded six international prizes. These competitions include: Les Concours International de Guitare Classique de Lachine (Montreal), the Rantucci International Guitar Competition (New York), the Columbus Guitar Symposium and Competition (Georgia), and the Concorso Chitaristico "Citta' Di Voghera" (Italy). Drew has also been awarded numerous scholarships from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council and the D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Drew also has a very successful YouTube channel, in which he performs, and produces all the content himself. On this channel you can find performances of works Drew has adapted for the guitar by composers such as Bach, Paganini and Schubert; some of which feature an 8-string guitar. Currently, Drew has 13,000 subscribers, and has reached nearly 2 million views.

As a producer, Drew has worked with some of todays leading guitarists to create full length albums and videos for labels such as Naxos and Analekta. In 2014, Drew worked as a videographer alongside Grammy award-winning producer Norbert Kraft to create two separate video series for Naxos recordings. This multi-faceted career has taken Drew all over the world.

Artist's Website: classicalguitarist.ca