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…

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…

Marie-Louise’s Stauffer guitar rediscovered

When Erik Pierre Hofmann, Pascal Mougin and Stefan Hackl published their comprehensive book Stauffer & Co.– The Viennese Guitar of the 19th Century, beautifully illustrated and written in three languages (French, English and German), although they knew of the existence of Marie-Louise’s Stauffer guitar, remarkably, they did not know its whereabouts or whether in fact it had…

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,…