McCartney, Michael

Originally from New York City, Michael McCartney studied guitar with David Starobin at the State University of New York at Purchase where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While in New York he also studied period performance on 19th century guitar with Patrick O'Brien and composition with Dennis Riley. Michael has performed throughout the New York area, in Europe, on BBC and RTE radio.

A champion of neglected guitar music old and new, Michael has lectured on the guitar and its repertoire, and has contributed to articles and editions of historical guitar music, and is known for his work on the Hudleston Collection In Dublin. Michael is proud to play one of Gary Southwell's radically designed A-Series guitars.

Also known as a music editor specialising in contemporary music, Michael works regularly for Novello & Co., Chester Music, Boosey & Hawkes and Edition Wilhelm Hansen.