Proclaimed by Classical Guitar as “a player of great depth and sensitivity” as well as a “composer who is forging a unique repertoire that honors both his Hawaiian roots and his many years of formal training”, Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of O’ahu. Well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, Ian has performed internationally and across the United States both as a soloist and with various groups. His past performances include Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, New York Guitar Society, Minnesota Guitar Society, Tokyo Dome, and all major Hawaiian Islands. In 2016 Ian released his second album “Songs for the North Shore,” featuring all original compositions about the North Shore of O’ahu where he grew up. From 2012-2016 Ian taught at the University of Hawaii, and since the fall of 2016 is the Director of Guitar/Ukulele at the Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus. For more information and to hear samples visit
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