Dave Flynn is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and orchestra director, praised in the New York Times for the "power and grittiness" of his music. Described as "a masterful guitarist" (Sing Out!), Flynn has toured Europe, Japan and New Zealand with the support of Culture Ireland, in the process giving recitals at Canterbury Folk Festival (New Zealand), Tournay Irish Music Festival (France) and the Masters of Tradition Festival (Ireland). Flynn's performances with his unique Irish Memory Orchestra have included headlining London's Cadogan Hall, Sori International Festival (South Korea) and Moscow Christmas Festival. His 2009 solo album Contemporary Traditional Irish Guitar was a crossover success with classical and folk music critics: "Releases such as this are a rare and precious resource." Paul Fowles (Classical Guitar Magazine) As a composer he featured at international events, including festivals at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and The Kremlin (Moscow) and the International Rostrum of Composers. He was composer-in-residence at the 2019 Classical Guitar Retreat in Scotland and the Farmleigh Music and Arts Festival, Dublin. Initially self-taught, Flynn studied classical guitar with Dr. John Feeley and had masterclasses with Roland Dyens, David Russell and Manuel Barrueco. Flynn holds a PhD from Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama and a Masters from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His writings have been published by Irish Central, The Journal of Music, RTE & Na Piobairi Uilleann. A former founding member of Dublin Guitar Quartet, Flynn's arrangements of Philip Glass' string quartets brought the group wide acclaim. Mr. Glass described the arrangements as "really quite beautiful". Flynn's awards include the 2016 Eamonn Ceannt Commission, 2004 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Composers' Award, the 2002 IMRO/Feis Ceoil Composition Award and grants from Arts Council of Ireland & Culture Ireland.