New Elizabethan Award – The Worshipful Company of Musicians

The biennial New Elizabethan Award for classical guitarists and lutenists is now in its Final Selection Round for the inaugural 2019 Award. See UPDATE!! below for results. The Final Selection Round will be on 6 July 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 10.30am to 4.30pm. The eight candidates are: the lutenist Sergio Bucheli (with ensemble); and the…

Stephen Gottlieb Lute workshop auction 8–9 December 2017

The workshop of STEPHEN GOTTLIEB, the lutemaker who greatly contributed to our understanding of the lute and its construction, is on sale today Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December 2017 from 10am–6pm at 5 Leicester Mews, Leicester Road, London, N2 9DY. A limited number of machine tools Hand-tools: chisels, planes, saws, clamps, power tools, craft knives…

Stephen Dodgson Guitar Chamber Music @StJPiccadilly

Tonight Friday 3 November 2017: the CD Launch Concert of Stephen Dodgson: The Guitar Chamber Works (Naxos, recorded by John Taylor) will be held at St James’s Piccadilly, featuring: Change-Ringers for four guitars (1996) performed by the Mēla Guitar Quartet (Daniel Bovey, Jiva Housden, Matthew Robinson, George Tarlton) Intermezzo (Citharae Chordae pro Pace) for four guitars…

London Guitar Festival @KingsPlace @ConwayHall @TeatroCervantes

The London International Guitar Festival begins this evening Thursday 26 October 2017 at Kings Place with the VIDA Guitar Quartet concert and launch of their new recording: Bachianas (BGS Records) featuring the music of Bach as well as two newly commissioned works by Howard Skempton and Laura Snowden. The VIDA Guitar Quartet – Mark Eden, Chris…

HOMMAGE À ROLAND DYENS: His 62nd Birthday

On this day, 19 October 2017, we remember Roland Dyens, who would have been celebrating his 62nd birthday. The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris will commemorate his birthday with a concert this evening of music and musicians who have been inspired by and who inspired Roland Dyens: ROLAND DYENS Tunis, Tunisia, 5th movement Hamsa extract…