Paul Gregory - Guitarist


‘A mature and accomplished soloist.’

The Daily Telegraph

‘Dedicated, impassioned, shaped with care and feeling.’

The Financial Times

‘A model of polish and accuracy’

The Strad

‘If it is possible Paul Gregory has wound another notch up the scale of guitar masters’

Classical Guitar



Paul Gregory started playing guitar at the age of 10. Later he also studied cello and composition in London and is an ARCM. He made further guitar studies with Baltazar Benitez in Holland and Carlos Bonell. He gave his Wigmore Hall debut when 19 to high critical acclaim.

Paul won notable student awards being nominated as one of 'Tomorrow's Musicians' and offered a concert at the Fairfield Hall Croydon. As a winner of the Park Lane Awards, he gave a recital at the Purcell Room on London's South Bank. Three years later he won the Andres Segovia International Competition in Spain at twenty-two.

Over the years, there have been many BBC Radio 3 programmes, including live broadcasts from the NTL Studio in Belfast, the Wigmore Hall as well as from Broadcasting House. He has been a member of the Lontano Ensemble specialising in contemporary music. Paul has been invited as a soloist to most parts of the world including the Americas and Hong-Kong.

Paul has been a visiting tutor to the Royal Irish Academy Dublin and has been Chief External Examiner for the Royal Scottish Academy (now Conservatoire) for nine years. He taught at the East Sussex Academy in Lewes Sussex for 12 years. Paul has released CD recordings for Opus 1, Meridian and Claudio record labels and has published compositions, some of the later being used as set pieces for examination boards in France and England.

His busy schedule of late has included recitals for the Nantes Conservatoire and Picardie Festival in France, Music Siena in Italy as well as the West Dean International Guitar Festival near Chichester and at the Royal Collage of Music in Cardiff. He has recently given masterclasses at the RCM and Trinity College of Music in London and the College of Music in Dublin.

Paul is musical director for the weekly Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal, Brighton and the Guitar Masters Series as part of the Brighton Festival. 


A very busy season of playing:

 
 
 
March
16 Music at St Matthews Redhill 1 PM Bach
http://music-stmatthews.org/
22 Civic Centre Chelmsford 1 PM Bach
01245 606606
April
1 Bognor-Regis with the Pleeth String Trio 7.30 PM
www.westsussexguitar.org/events-diary/
May
St Johns Preston Park 6 PM Villa-Lobos Bach Tarrega Albeniz
www.facebook.com/events/1824180537831638/
19 Rodrigo Concerto Lewes Town Hall 7.30
26 St Michaels and All Angels Brighton Festival
Schubert Guitar Quartet with Pleeth Trio
June
3 St Michaels and All Angels Brighton Festival
The Four Lutes Suites Bach
July
22 Forest Row - The Christian Community Hartfield Road
Flute andGuitar with Marielle Way
17 Søborg kirke, Gladsaxe (Greater Copenhagen) Denmark
Flute and guitar with Marielle Way











 

Paul Gregory plays Villa-Lobos on a Pablo Requena guitar