Pablo Sáinz Villegas with Plácido Domingo and Lucero Tena @HollywoodBowl

Plácido Domingo is conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a celebration of Spanish music at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday 13 September 2018, featuring as soloists: the guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, the violinist Joshua Bell and the castanet virtuoso Lucero Tena. The calibre of the performers at this Hollywood Bowl concert is legendary. The programme includes: España, Rhapsody for orchestra…

Leo Brouwer & David Russell IGF Guitar Summit @KingsPlace

The IGF Guitar Summit 2018 which begins on Thursday 19 July 2018 at Kings Place, in central London features the composer, conductor and classical guitarist, Leo Brouwer, in masterclasses and David Russell in concert on Saturday 21 July 2018 and in masterclasses. The opening concert will be given by the flamenco guitarist Antonia Jiménez on Thursday 19 July 2018,…

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…

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…