Robert Brightmore FGSM ARCM

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Strings, Harp & Guitar
Head of Guitar
Roberta Brightmore


One of today’s foremost guitarists, Robert Brightmore has received impressive critical and public acclaim. Concert tours throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Far East, together with regular performances in London’s major concert halls and appearances with leading orchestras, such as the Philharmonia and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, have earned him an international reputation.

He made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1975 and since his first foreign tour in 1979 has performed and broadcast in many parts of the world; appearances in Great Britain include recordings for BBC Television and BBC Radio. Along with his performing commitments Robert Brightmore is Head of Guitar at the Guildhall School.

Première performances of works by some of today’s foremost writers, including Leo Brouwer, Smith Brindle, Stepán Rak, Oliver Hunt, Jaime Zenamon and Carlo Domeniconi, are essential to his philosophy, while he is equally active in transcribing music from more traditional sources, thus further developing the guitar’s repertoire. Recent first performances include two new works by Zenamon: in Germany, Iguaçu, a concerto dedicated to Robert Brightmore and strongly influenced by the composer’s Brazilian background and Demian, a suite inspired by the book by Herman Hesse, broadcast by R.N.E. from Madrid’s Areneo Theatre.

Robert Brightmore has made several recordings following his highly acclaimed debut LP for Vista Records’; ‘Classical Music commented, ‘Brightmore performs exquisitely. He brings to the music scrupulous interpretative clarity and a vivid identification with all he plays’. Of his LP, Recital (‘Chorus Records’), Soundboard in the USA wrote, ‘... abounds in beautiful things played with great technical command and tons of feeling.’

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