Simon Graham - Classical Guitarist

From the renaissance period and the beautiful work of Luis de Narvaez through a portfolio of the most innovative contemporary styles such as the minimalism of Leo Brouwer and music of new complexity by Giles Swayne and Philip Cashian, this classical guitarist is dedicated to bringing new music to the concert platform having premiered works by Lawrence Reed. Inspiration and musical insight combine to create a highly informed and unique performance.

He came to the classical guitar at the relatively late age of eighteen progressing at an astonishing rate to secure a place to study classical guitar with the world renowned performer Tom Kerstens at Bath Spa University. The five-year course culminated in a first class MA.

His solid technique combined with sympathetic interpretation won him a prestigious scholarship to study at the Bath International Guitar Festival. Subsequently, he has been invited back to perform on two occasions. He has performed numerous well-received recitals in the UK including two premiers of works by Lawrence Reed.

"A player of excellent technique producing a wide variety of tones and colours, a truly musical performance."
Bath Chronicle

He is available for concert bookings as well as background music bookings for weddings and events.

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Simon Graham - Classical Guitarist Repertoire

Classical/Spanish

  • Guardame las Vacas - Luys de Narvaez (c. 1530 - 1550)
  • Queen Elizabether's Galliard - John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
  • My Lady Hunssdon's Puffe - John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
  • Canarios - Gaspar Sanz (c.1640 - c.1710)
  • Air on the G String - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
  • Passacallie - Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686 - 1750)
  • Pavane - Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
  • Estudio No.2 - Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)
  • Estudio No.5 - Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)
  • Estudio No.6 - Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)
  • Estudio No. 17 - Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
  • Lagrimia - Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
  • Leyenda (Asturias) - Issac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)
  • Julia Florida - Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885 - 1944)
  • Five Preludes - Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
  • Estude No.11 - Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
  • Choros No.1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
  • Verano Porteno - Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
  • Sonata for Guitar Op.47 - Alberto Ginastera
  • Three Venezuelan Waltzes - Antonio Lauro (1917 - 1986)
  • Five Impromptus - Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - )
  • Five Bagatelles - Sir William Walton (1902 - 1983)
  • Solo - Giles Swayne (1946 - )
  • Jongo - Paulo Bellinati (1950 -)
  • Dark Cloud - Edward McGuire (1948 - )
  • The Sanctity of trees - Deirdre Gribbon
  • Sakura Theme and Variations - Yuquijiro Yocoh
  • Talvi - Philip Cashian
  • Elogio de la Danza - Leo Brouwer (1939 - )
  • Paisaje cubano con tristeza - Leo Brouwer (1939 - )
  • Las Cintas - Kevin Byrne
  • 9 :09 - David Hunt
  • Sound Track 1 - Lawrence Reed
  • Fairground - Lawrence Reed
  • Fanfarria II - Lawrence Reed

Popular

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