Gerard Cousins 1974
Gerard Cousins was born in Brecon and studied music at the University of Leeds and ARTEZ Conservatorium (Netherlands) where his principal composition teachers were Philip Wilby and David Rowland.
His early compositions for chamber ensembles were performed in the UK, Germany and Holland but since graduating he has focused his compositional activities on solo guitar and ‘arthouse’ film music.
Following the tradition of the performer/composer, Gerard Cousins has recorded and performed much of his own music. He has also expanded the guitar repertoire with his own arrangements of traditional Welsh music and works with contemporary composers arranging and recording their music for guitar.
Gerard's compositions has been broadcast on Sky Arts TV, BBC Radio 3, 4, 6 and can often be heard on Radio Wales & Radio Cymru. He is the ‘Composer in Residence’ for Cardiff Guitar Festival 2018.