West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon

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Rebecca Baulch

Rebecca Baulch began playing the guitar before she can remember, initially taught by her parents, both guitarists. After winning first prize in a number of local music festivals, she was offered a scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music and was subsequently chosen to represent the school, playing at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Kodaly Institute in Hungary.

After leaving the Purcell School Rebecca won first prize in the Admira Young Musician of the Year competition at Bath International Guitar Festival and continued her studies with Colin Downs at the Royal Academy of Music for a year. In 1999 she was offered a Foundation scholarship to complete her degree at the Royal College of Music where she studied with Gary Ryan.

Rebecca’s career has taken her all over the UK, performing in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, Blackheath Concert Halls, St George’s Bristol, the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain at West Dean College, The International Guitar festival at Bath and many other guitar and music festivals and societies. She has given concerts in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Italy, France, and Hungary.

Rebecca is part of the Appassionata Guitar Trio with Amanda Cook and Hayley Savage and the Albach Duo with David Black. With Appassionata she has released two CDs: Let Go (BGS 111) and Watersmeet (Cadenza CACD 0603).

Rebecca currently combines her performing career with a thriving teaching practice at the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts and at Trinity College of Music Junior Department. Website