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Alison Smith – Classical Guitar Concert, Saturday 14th September 2019, 2pm, Cawsand

Venue: Cawsand Congregational Church, Garrett St, Cawsand, PL10 1PD

Date: September 14, 2019

Start time: 2.00pm

Alison Smith – Classical Guitar Concert, Saturday 14th September 2019, 2pm, Cawsand

The highly acclaimed British born classical guitarist Alison Smith has been described as one of the most exciting and lyrical guitarists to emerge in recent years. She delights audiences with her fluid technique and expressive playing, performing nationwide and in Europe at concert halls, festivals and has broadcast on national radio including BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland. She has played eight times at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain, where her performance was described as “enthralling…..demonstrated sheer virtuosity….superb technique and sensitivity”. After a concert in Germany, “the audience broke into tumultuous applause and gave another standing ovation to the young guitarist who had played her way into their hearts” Nortorfer Zeitung Germany, (Trans Fiona Bubbers) Her CD Albums titled Recuerdos and Incandescent have been highly successful. She has recently been engaged by Willowhayne Records, to become one of their artists has recorded a new album titled Poético which was released in March 2019. Alison’s CDs are distributed physically and digitally worldwide. She will perform  a delightful selection of works from her new album as part of the Cawsand Bay Guitarfest.  Composers will include Chopin, Lovelady, Tesar & George Shearing.

In 1995 Alison graduated with honours from Trinity College of Music, London. She was awarded the Grace Wylie Thesis Prize, a college scholarship and a scholarship from the Mary Datchelor Trust to enable her to pursue her Post-Graduate studies. She studied the Guitar with Gilbert Biberian and Nicola Hall and Piano with Raymond Banning. During her time at college Alison also performed on the violin. In July 1997 she was awarded a Distinction in the Post-Graduate Performance Certificate.

Alison taught guitar and coached chamber music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) from 2002 – 2008 and lectured on Techniques of Teaching for the B Mus Course and has been a tutor at The Big Guitar Weekend at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Alison has given performances and talks as guest artist at Plymouth University and is currently the appointed University Classical Guitar tutor for the BA Hons music course.

” a master class of classical guitar played with friendly charm and sublime expertise” International Guitar Festival of Great Britain

“the audience was spellbound by her sensitive playing” Kieler Nachrichten Werner bodendorff (Trans Fiona Bubbers)

Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door