B i o g r a p h y
Céili Connors is a Boston based performer, teacher, and artistic administrator who is actively performing both as a soloist and chamber musician. She received her Masters degree in classical guitar performance at the New England Conservatory of music in Boston under the primary instruction of Eliot Fisk. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Music in classical guitar performance. Céili has appeared on stages all across New England such as Jordan Hall, as well as internationally in numerous cities including London, Granada, Salzburg, and been involved in a number of festivals across New England.
Céili has established a growing studio in Massachusetts, while maintaining administrative positions within institutions such as New England Conservatory's Preparatory School, Powers Music School, The Kithara Project, and as Director of Operations at Boston Guitarfest. She has been teaching privately for about 10 years, as well as group lessons and coaching ensembles and chamber groups.
Also dedicated to integrating music within the community whenever possible, she has a history of collaborating with local musicians for fundraising events, and and been a part of many ensembles including Updike’s Rose, the North Kingstown Guitar Dojo, West Bay Guitar Ensemble, URI Guitar Ensemble, and several other chamber groups in Boston as well. She also spent some time studying and living in Granada, Spain, where she attended the University of Granada, and studied flamenco and Spanish guitar.
Beginning her studies at the age of 8, Céili's primary instructors have been Joseph Smith, John Dennewitz, Adam Levin, Jerome Mouffee and Eliot Fisk. She has also performed for masters such as Leo Brouwer, Jose Caballero, Rene Izquierdo, Bruce Holzman, Grisha Goryachev, Enrique Salmeron, Adam Holzman, Jesus Serrano, David Leisner, Thomas Novak, the Borromeo String Quartet and many others.