Malaysia and Singapore – February 2019
:: February 28th, 2019 ::
A great week playing and presenting the new 2019 Guitar Syllabus for the ABRSM in Malaysia and Singapore.
Calcutta Guitar Festival 2018
:: December 16th, 2018 ::
My first ever concert in India took place at the Calcutta Guitar Festival in December. A great festival and very friendly welcoming people.
Last date of 2018 for 6 Hands – 14 November 2018
:: November 14th, 2018 ::
A performance in the wonderful surroundings of Reading Town Hall marked the last concert of 2018 for 6 Hands.
Further dates are scheduled in June, July and November 2019.
RCM International Guitar Festival, 4 November 2018
:: November 4th, 2018 ::
Fantastic day at the Royal College of Music in London, with John Williams, Xufei Yang, Laura Snowdon and the VIDA Guitar Quartet
ABRSM ‘Guitar Star’ launched!
:: September 6th, 2018 ::
I am delighted to announce the publication of Guitar Star, a brand-new guitar repertoire book which I have written for the ABRSM. The book is intended for beginners working towards the Prep Test and Grade 1 and features 42 progressive pieces in a wide variety of musical styles.
Royal Albert Hall 10 March 2017
:: February 18th, 2017 ::
Look forward to playing a lunchtime recital as part of the Love Classical series at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 10 March at 12.30pm.
6 Hands – UK Tour
:: February 18th, 2017 ::
6 Hands’ 15 date tour of the UK commences on 23 February at Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton with the final date in Frant, Kent on 30 June. Full details of all the venues can be found on the diary page.
The Light on the Edge
:: February 17th, 2017 ::
A great day recording Philip Houghton’s The Light on the Edge with John Williams, Thomas Carroll, Lucy Wakeford, Laurence Ungless and David Holmes at RAK Studios.
RCM visit to Granada
:: December 19th, 2016 ::
In December 2016, in partnership with my luthier of 15 years Stephen Hill, we arranged a cultural tour for a group of the Royal College of Music guitar students around Southern Spain, visiting Ronda, Granada, the Alhambra Palace, Los Olivos (Segovia’s hauntingly beautiful hill top home overlooking the sea) and Stephen’s workshop, both in La Herradura. Along the way we met many wonderful people including Paco Seco and his wife Lucy at the Ronda Guitar House and staged two concerts for the RCM guitarists. We also ate the most fantastic food, saw flamenco performed in its proper home, marvelled at the beauty of the landscape and laughed a lot. Thanks to Haydn Bateman, Jack Hancher, Alex Hart, Eirian Lewis and Nelly Von Alven who were great company and a credit to the RCM, and most of all to my good friend Stephen Hill, who was an incredible host and tour guide (and is now officially an RCM legend).
China, November 2017
:: December 5th, 2016 ::
Great to perform and teach in China at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou.