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Classical Guitarist London (GW) ID583

Styles Classical / Spanish

Counties Bedfordshire • Berkshire • Buckinghamshire • Greater London • Hampshire • Hertfordshire • Kent • Surrey

Biography

This London based classical guitarist studied with Jane Bentley and Carlos Bonell. In 2002 she was awarded The Michael Badminton String Prize in the Norfolk Young Musicians Competition and was awarded grants to further her career from the Norfolk Youth Music Trust.
In 2004 she began her studies at Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, London with Roland Gallery and Graham Devine.

In July 2007 she graduated with a first class BMus (Hons) degree and was also awarded a Silver Medal for String Studies and the Montagu Cleeve Guitar Prize. She was awarded two annual scholarships to continue her studies on the MMus course at Trinity College of Music which Georgina completed in July 2009, passing with merit. During her time on the MMus course she also completed an LTCL diploma.

In September 2004 Georgina performed, recorded and filmed with Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Robert Lindsay and Ronnie Ancona for the BBC film ‘Gideon’s Daughter’ written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, which was broadcasted in February 2006. Georgina worked alongside the composer Adrian Johnston and actress Emily Blunt for the film’s main theme-tune: ‘Natasha’s Song’ which was nominated in the Music and Lyrics category at the 58th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Los Angeles in August 2006.
Georgina was awarded the third prize at The Ivor Mairants International Guitar Competition held in London, November 2008. 
 
She performed in replacement of the world renowned guitarist John Williams at the Petersham Festival, London in April 2009.
 
She has taken part in masterclasses with Alirio Diaz, David Russell, Gary Ryan, Luis Zea, Ricardo Iznaloa, Jose Antonio Escobar, Sven Lundestad, Graham Devine, Margarita Escarpa, Scott Tennant, Pavel Steidl, Thomas Muller-Pering, John Mills and Carlos Bonell.
Georgina is also a keen chamber player, leading various guitar ensemble projects and also performing with other groups including The Wren Ensemble. She performs newly commissioned and arranged works in duos with oboe (White-Whitehead) and flute (The Heath Duo). She also collaborates in the folk group Heath Quartet, performing on both the guitar and violin.
 
Georgina has performed at various venues across the UK as a solo and chamber player including:

The Wigmore Hall, London
Kings Place, Euston, London
West Dean College, Chichester
The Bolivar Hall, London
Southwark Cathedral, London
The Saville Club, London
Regent Hall, London
St. Lawrence's Centre, South Walsham, Norfolk
The King of Hearts in Norwich, Norfolk
Cranleigh Arts Centre in Guildford
Waltham and Wymondham Abbeys
Georgina has also recently released her highly acclaimed Solo Guitar CD.

 

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

Classical
G. Frescobaldi (1583-1644) - Aria con Variazioni
J. S. Bach (1685-1750) - G Minor Violin Sonata I BWV 1001
D. Scarlatti (1685-1757) - Various Sonatas
S. Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) - Passacaglia
S. Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) - Fantasie
F. Sor (1778-1839) - Variations on a Theme of Mozart, ‘From the Magic Flute’ op.9
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) - Grande Ouverture
I. Albeniz (1860-1909) - ‘Sevilla’ from Suite Espanola.
I. Albeniz (1860-1909) - Capricho Catalan Op. 165
M. Maria Ponce (1882-1948) - Sonata III
M. Maria Ponce (1882-1948) -  Sonata Mexicana
Turina (1882-1949) - Sonata
A. Barrios-Mangore (1885 – 1944) - Vals op.8 no.4
A. Barrios-Mangore (1885 – 1944) - Julia Florida
H. Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959) - Choros No. 1
H. Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959) - 5 Preludes
F. Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982) - Sonatina in A
J.  Rodrigo (1901-1999) - Trois Petites Pieces pour Gitarre
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