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 most recently on Sunday Morning Breakfast) and 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 Westdean 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. He plays in duo with pianist Yoko Ono and they recently played in London and the National Concert Hall 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. He was awarded the Brighton & Hove Arts Council 'Outstanding Contribution to the Arts' 2022.

Rachel Firmager (cello) with Paul Gregory (guitar)

Prelude Sarabande & Gigue by Howard Blake

Clip from Chapel Royal recital:

Next Concerts

July 9 Chapel Royal Brighton 1pm Terzi Vinci Scarlatti Bach Sor Rodrigo Tarrega De Maza Chris Gander 1st performance

July 3 St Peters Church St Albans 1pm Terzi Vinci Scarlatti Sor Villa-Lobos Rodrigo Tarrega De Maza

June 14 Cuckfield Church Cuckfield Festival 1pm Terzi Vinci Scarlatti Bach Sor Rodrigo Tarrega De Maza

May 18 St Leonards Church Seaford 1 pm Terzi Vinci Scarlatti Sor Rodrigo Tarrega De Maza

Mar 23 St Peters Church West Blatchington 1.10 with Rachel Smith flute. Cimarosa Villa-Lobos Di Marino

Mar 12 Chapel Royal Brighton 1.10 with Rachel Smith flute. Cimarosa Villa-Lobos Di Marino

Nov 3 Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield Villa-Lobos, Sor, Walton 1.10pm

Oct 5 All Saints Church Terzi, Vinci, A.Scarlatti, Sor, Barrios Walton 1pm

Sept 20 St Nicholas Church Brighton Terzi, Vinci, A.Scarlatti, Sor, Barrios Walton 2pm

Sept 14 St Matthews Redhill Terzi, Vinci, A.Scarlatti, Sor, Barrios Walton 1pm

July 18 Karap Kirke  Denmark with Rachel Smith (flute) 7pm
July 18 Søro Festival Denmark with Rachel Smith (flute) 7pm

May 30 Chapel Royal Brighton 1.10 Villa-Lobos Bach Regaondi Albeniz

May 28 Keno Teatr St Leonards near Hastings 11 coffee concert Villa-Lobos Bach Regaondi Albeniz

November 17 Uckfield Music Society Walton Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sor Moscardini

November 13 Keno Teatr St Leonards ne Hastings 1pm Walton Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sor Moscardini

November 1 Drill Hall Lincoln

October 22 Guitars by the Sea recital at St Lukes Church Brighton 7pm Walton Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sor Moscardini

October 5 Arts Club 1901 Waterloo London 7.30 with Yoko Ono (piano) Ponce Gnatalli Moscardini Corigliano

September 27 Chapel Royal Brighton 1.10 with Yoko Ono (piano) Ponce Corigliano

Septmeber 7 St Nicholas Church Brighton 2pm with Yoko Ono (piano) Ponce Gnatalli Moscardini

September 3 Adur Arts Forum  Festival Shorham 1.00pm with Yoko Ono (piano) Ponce Gnatalli Moscardini Ganda

September 1 St Matthews Redhill 1.05pm with Yoko Ono (piano) Ponce Gnatalli Moscardini  

August 23  Chapel Royal Brighton 1.10pm with Rachel Smith (flute) Giuliani Gregory Fortin

October 24 Regis School of Music 46 Sudley Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 1E 3pm with celiist Rachel Firmager - Schubert Gnattal  

  • Sepember 5 St Michaels Church Lewes High St British Guitar Music
  • September 1 St Nicholas Church 2 pm
  • August 27 'Music & Wine' St Lukes' Brighton with Rachel Firmager (cello) 7.30pm
  • June 18 Cuckfield Festival Cuckfield parish Church 1pm
  • July 14 Soro Festival Denmark 6 pm
  • August 4 Holy Trinity Hastings with Rachel Firmager (cello) 2pm
  • August 8 Kino-Teatr St Leonards on Sea 1pm with Rachel Firmager (cello)
  • August 23 Danny House Hurstpierpoint with Rachel Firmag 46 Sudley Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 1ERer (cello)
  • August 29 St Lukes Church Brighton 7.30 with Rachel Firmager (cello)
  • September 5 St Michaels Church Lewes 3pm
  • March 19 1.10 Chapel Royal Brighton with Yoko Ono (piano)
  • March 24 4pm Kirke Hyllinge Copenhagen Denmark with Marielle Way (flute)
  • April 2 1.00 Drill Hall Lincoln with Yoko Ono (piano)
  • April 4 1.10 St Matthews Church Redhill with Yoko Ono (piano)
  • April 11 7.30 pm National Concert Hall Dublin Ireland with Yoko Ono (piano)
  • May 19 and June 9 (Seaford) Vivaldi Concerto in A minor and Cavatina by Stanley Myers with the Corelli String Ensemble.
    St. Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Lewes
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