My friend emailed me a page from the NY times on piano competitions, but it's all relevant to guitar competitions. I mean it's pretty obvious, but people forget how it's so very hard to become well known unless you've won a few of these. These guys who win are a particular type of player - [...]
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 [...]
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.
ROSL arts competition
Yeah so err yesterday I was in the String section final of the ROSL arts competition. I didn't win, but got some prize for a 'ayoung string player of promise'. So yeah. That was fun.
Chanterelle guitar prize
Last Thursday I won the Chanterelle guitar prize, winning £200 of music vouchers.
Chanterelle guitar prize
I will be competing for the RSAMD chanterelle guitar prize on the 11 December. I will be playing the Prelude from the 4th Lute Suite (J. S. Bach) and Bagatelle no. 1 by William Walton. The prize is £200 worth of music published by Chanterelle.