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…

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…

Women in Music @RCM Nova Guitar Duo premières Tailleferre

The International Women’s Day celebrations continue at the Royal College of Music with an evening recital featuring the UK première of Concerto for Two Guitars by the French composer  Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983) performed by the Nova Guitar Duo – Nelly von Alven on six-string guitar and Luiz Mantovani on eight-string guitar (also known as the ‘Brahms guitar’).…