Concerts and Online Events


Listen Again

As well as concert details, I include the Listen Again option for recent concerts, which were recorded live. For less recent concerts and programmes, such as this Spanish RTVE Radio Clásica programme Vamos al Cine, featuring the classical and flamenco guitar used on film soundtracks, visit my dedicated Classical and Flamenco Guitar on Radio page.

Saturday 9 November 2019: BBC Radio 3: ANDREY LEBEDEV with JESS GILLAM on This Classical Life. Listen Again.

Thursday 21 November 2019: London: SAKI KATO: JULIAN BREAM TRUST CONCERT. Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets. Blog (première Streams and Variations by Edward Cowie)

Tuesday 17 December 2019: London: WHAT GUITAR TRIO (MICHAEL HUGHES, IOANNIS THEODORIDIS joined by SAM CAVE). Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG, 7.30pm. Tickets. Blog (New Music for Guitar Trio: 5 premières)


Friday 10 January 2020: London: SEAN SHIBE. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tickets. (Wemyss: Scottish Lute Manuscripts, Rosewood by David Fennessy, Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar & tape by Steve Reich and LAD by Julia Wolfe)

Thursday 16 January 2020: London: JAMIE AKERS (romantic guitar): The Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9a St Thomas St, SE1 9RY, 7pm. Tickets (Music by nineteenth-century women composers: Emilia Giuliani, Catharina Pratten and Athenais Paulian and including a tour of the museum and demonstration of nineteenth-century surgical practice)  


Wednesday 5 February 2020: London: ‘Todo Villa’ Complete Solo Guitar Works by Villa-Lobos: FABRICIO MATTOS, VITOR NOAH and PLINIO FERNANDES. Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU, 7pm. Tickets.


Thursday 5 March 2020: Great Missenden: MATTHEW WADSWORTH (theorbo) & EVELYN GLENNIE (marimba). Church of St Peter and St Paul, BUCKS HP16 0BA, 7.30pm Tickets (première of The Lake of Time by Stephen Goss)

Friday 6 March 2020: LondonSEAN SHIBE. Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, 7.30pm. Tel. 020 7935 2141. Tickets. (Rosewood by David Fennessy, Serenade and Toccata by Sofia Gubaidulina, Suite in E minor BWV 996 by J.S. Bach and Ingwe by Georges Lentz)

Tuesday 10 March 2020: Northridge, CA: STEVE THACHUK (electric guitar) & WIND ENSEMBLE. Soraya Great Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St, CA 91330 8448, 7.30pm. Tel. 818 677 3000. Tickets (Première of Concerto of Colours by Steven Goss – for electric guitar and wind ensemble)

Wednesday 18 March 2020: London: BRADLEY JOHNSON, SAKI KATO, KEVIN LOH, HUGH MILLINGTON and BELL QUARTET. David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, 7pm. Details. (Edward Cowie Kandinsky; Basho Meditations: Eight Sonic Haikus; and three premières: Stephen Balfour Two Duos for Two Guitars; James Batty Birch Bark; and Edward Cowie California Suite) POSTPONED

Friday 27 March 2020: London: GIACOMO SUSANI & LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, conducted by CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN. The Great Hall, St Barts Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE, 7pm. Tickets (Guitar Concerto by Giacomo Susani) POSTPONED

Saturday 28 March 2020: Live Stream: CRAIG OGDEN with LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, 7pm. Live stream


Wednesday 17 June 2020: London: ANDREY LEBEDEV, BARTOSZ GLOWACKI (accordianist) and LOTTE BETTS-DEAN (mezzo-soprano). St Pancras Clock Tower, 6pm. Live Broadcast: Details.

Tuesday 14 April 2020: Dublin: ANDREA DE VITIS on ‘Alexandre Tansman’. Dublin Conservatoire, 4pm. Conversations with renowned guitarists, series open to public. YouTube.

Tuesday 21 April 2020Dublin: EOIN FLOOD on ‘The Influence of Santería in Leo Brouwer’s Guitar Music’. Dublin Conservatoire. YouTube.

Tuesday 28 April 2020: Dublin: ENRICA SAVIGI in ‘Fernando Sor’. Dublin Conservatoire. YouTube.

Thursday 30 April 2020VIRTUAL GUITAR ORCHESTRA. YouTubePremière of Kaleidokithara by Sérgio Assad. Donations accepted for Doctors Without Borders


Tuesday 5 May 2020: Dublin: IAN WATT on ‘Agustín Barrios’. Dublin Conservatoire. YouTube.

Sunday 10 May 2020: London: SEAN SHIBE in GRAMOPHONE CHARITY GALA featuring winners of CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS. LIVESTREAM via Facebook, via YouTube, via Gramophone magazine, 7.15pm (BST), 8.15pm (CET), 2.15pm (EST), 11.15am (PCT). Donations to Help MusiciansUK.

Tuesday 19 May 2020: Dublin: LORENZO MICHELI on ‘Caprichos de Goya de Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’. Dublin Conservatoire. YouTube.

Tuesday 26 May 2020: Dublin: FABIO ZANON on ‘Julian Bream’s Repertoire. Dublin Conservatoire. YouTube.

Sunday 31 May 20120: YouTube Live: JOAN FURIÓ and JOAN FURIÓ. (Father and Son Guitar Duo) performing Bellinati’s Jongo. YouTube, 7.30pm GMT (8.30pm Spanish time).


Tuesday 2 June 2020: Dublin: MICHAEL OTOOLE on ‘John Williams: New Directions for the Classical Guitar. Dublin Conservatoire.

Wednesday 3 June 2020: London: SEAN SHIBE. Wigmore Hall, Live Streaming in HD Video and BBC Radio 3 broadcast, 1pm. Tickets.

Tuesday 9 June 2020: Dublin: STEVE GOSS on Julian Bream and John Williams: Collaborating with Composers. Dublin Conservatoire.

Wednesday 10 June 2020: TonebaseSTEVE GOSS on Received Interpretation: Pedagogy’s Parroting Problem – How Tradition Suffocates Style and Imagination’. ToneBase Lecture. Facebook.

Tuesday 16 June 2020: Dublin: MARCO RAMELLI and MARTA DOLZADELLI on ‘Roberto Gerhard’s Guitar Music. Dublin Conservatoire.

Wednesday 17 June 2020: London: ANDREY LEBEDEV, BARTOSZ GLOWACKI (accordianist) and LOTTE BETTS-DEAN (mezzo-soprano). St Pancras Clock Tower, 6pm. Live Broadcast: Details.

Saturday 20 June 2020: Melbourne: XUEFEI YANG. Melbourne Guitar Festival, LiveStream, 7pm (Melbourne); 10am (London). Tickets.

Sunday 21 June 2020: London: FLAUGISSIMO DUO AT HOME: flute and guitar: YU-WEI HU and JOHAN LÖFVING, 3pm. LiveStream on Facebook

Monday 22 June 2020: London: IESTYN DAVIES (countertenor) and ELIZABETH KENNY (lute, theorbo and guitar). Wigmore Hall, Live Streaming in HD Video and BBC Radio 3 broadcast, 1pm. Tickets.

Saturday 27 June 2020: Melbourne: ANTON BARANOV. Melbourne Guitar Festival, LiveStream, 7pm (Melbourne); 10am (London). Tickets.

Sevenoaks: MAYA YOUSSEF (Qanun) & AYMAN JARJOUR. Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees, Online Fundraiser, 7pm. Tickets.


Saturday 4 July 2020: Melbourne: MAK GRGIĆ. Melbourne Guitar Festival, LiveStream, 3pm (Melbourne); 5am (London). Tickets.

Sunday 5 July 2020LondonJOHAN LÖFVING (theorbo), 3pm. LiveStream on Facebook. (including Curved Lines ‘Gainst Square Glass for solo theorbo by Sam Cave) Blog



List of Classical Guitar Premières

Here is a list of recent Classical Guitar premières with details of composers, works, dates, performers and venues — and where possible, the composer’s Performance Notes. The List

© Thérèse Wassily Saba  2020

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