James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition


presented in cooperation with the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and the

Cleveland Institute of Music

Hannah Murphy (USA)
Classical guitarist Hannah Murphy is an active performer and teacher based in New York City. She holds a Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Mannes School of Music in New York City, where she studied with international concert artist Michael Newman. She achieved her Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Rowan University in New Jersey while studying with Kathleen Mayes and Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andres Segovia.

Ms. Murphy has been a featured performer at the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, Lincoln Center, and the Raritan River Music Residency Program. In the summer of 2019 she was awarded a fellowship to participate and give concerts in Italy as part of the Lanciano International Guitar Seminar. While there she performed in master classes with top teachers as well as giving concerts throughout the Abruzzo region. She is also a passionate guitar teacher, with certification in the Suzuki Guitar Method.

Ms Murphy enjoys sharing classical guitar with a wide audience on social media. Her performance videos on Instagram routinely garner tens of thousands of views, and she has amassed a following of nearly 100,000 fans globally. She has worked with brands such as Augustine Strings, Mayson Guitars, Fender Guitars, Even Headphones, and many more. Ms. Murphy plays both solo concerts and in ensemble with Phil Goldenberg.

Artist's website: hannahmurphyguitar.com