Julian Bream’s Birthday: A Celebration

The classical guitarist and lutenist JULIAN BREAM  celebrates his 87th birthday today 15 July 2020 HARDLY a day goes by when we are not reminded of the great contribution Julian Bream has made to the classical guitar repertoire – both to contemporary repertoire and music from earlier centuries – performing on guitar, lute, early guitars and…

TU Dublin Conservatoire: Conversations with Renowned Guitarists

Marco Ramelli, Lecturer in Classical Guitar at TU Dublin Conservatoire and Dublin-based classical guitarist Eoin Flood have been organising a series of lectures dedicated to the classical guitar’s repertoire. Although they were originally designed for the students at TU Dublin Conservatoire, Marco and Eoin has generously opened up the class to the public. Under the…

Julian Bream Trust Concert 2019 @Wigmore Hall

The young Japanese guitarist Saki Kato will be premièring the latest commission of The Julian Bream Trust, Streams and Variations by the British composer Edward Cowie on Thursday 21 November 2019 at Wigmore Hall, London. Julian Bream established The Julian Bream Trust in 2008 to continue his legacy of expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire by commissioning composers to write…

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…

Spencer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Music

The Exhibition of the Spencer Collection which includes manuscripts – some dating from the mid-sixteenth century, printed books, musical instruments, engravings, concert notices and flyers of the lutenist, guitarist, singer and musicologist Robert Spencer at the Royal Academy of Music Museum, London opened on 3 January 2017. In 1998, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund,…

BBC Classical Guitar Special @MusicMagazine

The monthly BBC Music Magazine has a CLASSICAL GUITAR SPECIAL issue for  February 2016. Miloš Karadaglić who has just released his latest recording – Blackbird: The Beatles Album – is interviewed by Rob Ainsley: ‘ENTER THE GUITAR: Miloš Karadaglić is at the vanguard of a group of young classical guitarists giving a fresh and much-needed lease of life to…

Julian Bream Trust Concert 2015 – Julian Anderson première

A NEW WORK FOR SOLO GUITAR, Catalan Peasant with Guitar by the British composer Julian Anderson, will be premièred by Laura Snowden at the annual Julian Bream Trust Concert to be held on Saturday 21 November 2015 at Wigmore Hall, London. Julian Bream is continuing his legacy of expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire by commissioning…