Adrian Verdejo is a Canadian guitarist living in Vancouver. He performs as a soloist, with the Victoria Guitar Trio and he has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point, Aventa Ensemble, and many more. Adrian Verdejo is a Classical Guitar instructor in the music degree program at Vancouver Community College.
Born to a musical family in Regina, Saskatchewan, Adrian played guitar from an early age. In his formative years, he performed in his prairie hometown as both as a classical guitarist and as an electric guitarist in metal and punk rock bands. Verdejo later received a Master of Music degree from the University of Ottawa and a BMus from the University of Victoria. He studied with Dr. Alexander Dunn, Stephen Boswell, and Patrick Roux.
Adrian Verdejo performs many works spanning the guitar repertoire and has commissioned and premiered several new pieces. He specializes in contemporary music with equal fluency in classical and electric guitar styles.
Verdejo’s debut solo album, Modern Hearts – New Music for Electric Guitar, is available on the Redshift Music Label. It was listed as one of the Top Albums of 2014 in The Georgia Straight, Vancouver’s news and entertainment magazine.
“Verdejo is a musician’s musician not just for his virtuosity, but for his uncompromising commitment to following the muse wherever it may go.”
– The Vancouver Observer