West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon

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Paul Gregory & Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono was described by the major Japanese music magazine Ongaku no Tomo as “One of the best national pianists of the year”. She moved to London in 1981, studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton, where she won numerous prizes and the Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship. Since making her Purcell Room debut to considerable public and critical acclaim, she has been in demand as a soloist and chamber musician appearing at the Barbican and Wigmore halls, international festivals in Arundel, Brighton, Horsham, Paris, Geneva, and Siena and at major venues in Japan. Her concert was nominated for the Best Classical Act in the Brighton Festival 2007. She has performed and coached at the Apple Hill Centre for Chamber Music, USA and Dartington and recorded live for BBC Radio Shropshire. She teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and at the Roedean School.

Paul Gregory established himself as one of the leading concert guitarists of his generation. Classical Guitar Magazine described him as 'One of our very best guitarists'. He gave his Wigmore Hall concert debut at the age of 19. In 1978 he won the Andres Segovia International Guitar Competition and second prize in the Tarrega Completion, both in Spain. He has performed at all the major concert halls in London and has been broadcast many times by BBC Radio 3, including live recitals from Broadcasting House as part of the famous Lunchtime Concert Series. He has been invited to perform and teach in most parts of the world at leading colleges of music and major festivals. Paul has been a visiting professor to the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin and is currently chief external examiner at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He also teaches at the Academy of Performing Arts in Lewes, Sussex.

  • ‘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
  • ‘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
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