ROSL Gold Medal

Was taken by me so I will have a few more concerts on the go soon enough ūüôā There were some photos taken by someone I can't remember who but I'll put them up here when I'm able to/if I'm able to. The other competitors were Ashley Fripp (Piano), Suzanne Thorn (Oboe) and Kitty Whately [...]

Evening news article

I featured in a wee side-article in the Evening News here. They interviewed me the other day, although I probably didn't say anything interesting enough to be mentioned. Although come to think of it, since I was interviewed on the details of a competition that were going to be published for public consumption, there wasn't [...]

Success in ROSL Strings

Last Tuesday evening I played in the final of the strings category in the Royal Overseas League annual music competition and won. The final with the winners of all the categories will be held in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre on Tuesday the 17th May. All is well and my overdraft [...]

What I’ve been up to

As usual it's been a while too long for me to have left the blog without a post. Aaaaaanyway I've just uploaded a new video to youtube which you can see here: It's just a wee video that's part of a competition application I'll be sending away this week. I've been doing a little bit [...]

Ivor Mairants guitar award

I won this last year during the end of November, and I think that a review of the competition itself will feature in an issue of Classical Guitar Magazine later this year. I played Slow Blues and Finale from Evocacion for Joe Pass, Sarabanda de Scriabin and La Toccata de Pasquini from Brouwer's Sonata, and [...]

Ligita

Yeah so I played and got to the final and won 2nd prize which was a surprise but hey ho you know it's all good. It's a really nice festival though, and I had masterclasses with Alvaro Pierri and Dieter Kreidler. Kreidler was on the jury along with Dale Kavanagh, Stephan Hackl, Carlo Domeniconi, Jorge [...]

Upcoming stuff

So yeah, on Thursday I will be performing the Rodrigo Concierto D'aranjuez in Hull with the Isle of Axholme Symphony Orchestra, and that should be good. After that on Monday I fly to Liechtenstein to participate in a guitar competition so I must work for that as well.

Yeah so…

Yeah so the Sequenza went ok I think. People seemed to enjoy the piece, which Marek seemed almost surprised at, and I was kinda pleased with how  played it. Oh and he has put a wee entry on it onto his website. I'm thinking about doing competitions in Poland over the summer, in addition to [...]