Described by Guitarist Magazine as “one of the most exciting players on the acoustic guitar scene” and by BBC Radio 3 as “virtuosic and committed, with stunning sonic awareness”, Declan Zapala was born into a musical family in Watford, UK, in 1985 and first started learning the guitar at the age of 10.
In his subsequent 20 years as a guitarist, he has performed solo on BBC Four television, BBC Radio 3, and has performed alongside guitar legends John Williams, Martin Taylor, Jon Gomm, Craig Ogden, Gary Ryan, and Clive Carroll. He regularly performs to sold-out audiences around the world, including recent concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Bush Hall, not to mention the annual Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe.
Declan has achieved great success as a solo artist for his unique and innovative classical & percussive guitar concerts, receiving numerous ★★★★★ reviews worldwide for his sell-out critically acclaimed solo shows “Fusion Guitar” and “Guitar Multiverse”. In 2015 his solo show “Fusion Guitar” won the first “Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music Show” in its opening week.