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,…

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Legendary Guitarist in London

The Brazilian virtuoso guitarist, Carlos Barbosa-Lima will be giving a solo recital on Monday 9 July 2018 at the Purcell Room, Southbank, London. His programme includes many of his wonderful arrangements and repertoire that he has been personally connected to through his long and outstanding career. He was a child prodigy and studied with Isaias Sávio.…

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 ©Thérèse Wassily Saba 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,…

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 Olivier…

Leo Brouwer London masterclasses & interview with John Williams

The Cuban composer, conductor and guitarist LEO BROUWER will be in London on 27–28 April 2017 to give open masterclasses: ‘Guitar for All’. The masterclasses will be in the form of one-to-one teaching, focusing both on Brouwer’s own compositions and the general classical guitar repertoire. In the spirit of ‘Guitar for All’, they are open to…