Jon Gjylaci


Jon Gjylaci is a highly talented classical guitarist based in Greater Manchester. Following rave reviews from Classical Guitar Magazine, Jon’s debut album “Valley of Echoes” is now available for download or on CD. Jon, who was born in Albania, studied and graduated at The Royal Northern College of Music, and has since forged a career as a solo artist and as a chamber musician. He has been playing uplifting and mesmerising local concerts to great critical acclaim, and has gone on to win various awards in both Greece and the U.K. including the prestigious ’10th Ivor Mairants International Guitar Competition’ in London. Recent concerts have seen Jon perform at the Bridgewater Hall as part of the Bridgewater Introducing concert series, Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester Guitar Circle, South Lakes Guitar Club and the International Guitar in Bolton concert series.



Jon Gjylaci is available for concerts, festivals, functions, weddings, bars and cafés.



Jon will perform anywhere  in the North West for a fee upwards of £150 for a 2 hour set. Other areas will be considered depending upon availability.

To make a booking enquiry, please contact the Talent Pool office:

01204 01204 522 908 (Mon – Sat, 10AM – 5.30PM)



Jon’s album “Valley of Echoes” can be purchased as a physical CD or is available to download here:


Album Review

Valley of Echoes is Jon Gjylaci’s debut album release and for this he has selected an excellent programme of Classical, Latin and Jazz a list which contains a nice variety of heavyweights and a handful of short encore pieces. Gjylaci has a very impressive technical ability, which enables him to flash around the fingerboard in an apparent effortless manner.

The two heavyweights, Dyens’ Libra Sonatine and Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro are expertly played and are given brilliant interpretations, which rank alongside the best of them. Both are challenging works from every viewpoint but Gjylaci appears undaunted by any of the technical and musical challenges thrown at him. The smaller works are dispatched with authority and panache.

This player has a compelling quality to his guitar playing and I found myself listening to this recording more times than necessary finding enjoyment in different parts of the programme missed during previous hearings. The recording quality is excellent and this is a fine debut album from a highly talented player.”

Steve Marsh
Classical Guitar Magazine

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