Described by the Irish Times as “Ireland’s most distinctive guitarist“, Redmond O’Toole performs on an 8-string Brahms guitar. He has been artist-in-residence in premier venues such as the National Concert Hall and the National Opera House. 2019 sees him tour in Finland, Germany and the USA, making his US solo debut at the prestigious Rhode Island Guitar Festival. He has formerly toured extensively as part of The Chieftains and the Dublin Guitar Quartet.
O’Toole’s repertoire encompasses the mainstays of the classical guitar re-imagined for his 8-string guitar, as well as new arrangements and commissions. He has premiered works by top-tier composers such as Nico Muhly, Kevin Volans, Micheal Gordon and Ian Wilson and has collaborated with artists such as Raphael Wallfisch, Derek Gripper and the Vanburgh String Quartet. In addition to his busy concert schedule, Redmond teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is a former winner of the RDS Music Bursary and the National Concert Hall’s Rising Star Award.