Alan Mearns
February 17 & 18, 2024

Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:30pm
St. Monica Catholic Church
9933 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75220



Fort Worth: Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum –
Renzo Piano Pavilion Auditorium 
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107


Alan Mearns

Alan Mearns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He began his musical studies with the classical violin at age five, switching to the guitar at age ten. Moving to the United States in his late teens, he studied classical guitar performance with Douglas James at Appalachian State University (where he held the prestigious Fletcher Scholarship) and with Stanley Yates at Austin Peay State University.

Bach-Godowsky, Bach-Busoni, Bach-Leonhardt. And now, Bach-Mearns, for no transcription of Bach deserves a hyphen more than the guitar transcription presented here.
              Mark Delpriora, Manhattan School of Music / Juilliard School

…a revelation. Mearns reveals himself a singular artist of extraordinary imagination…truly a next-generation phenomenon.
             Stephen Aron, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Mearns’ virtuosic recording is a thrilling adventure for the hands and ears…reminding us of how exciting the guitar can be as a solo instrument when it suggests something greater than itself.
            Jonathan Leathwood, University of Denver, Editor Soundboard Scholar

If you think you’ve heard Bach on the guitar, think again!
            Rene Izquierdo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

For information regarding Alan Mearns’ recording of these arrangements, Sei Solo: Works by J. S. Bach, please visit

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