A Classical Guitar Ensemble weekend

 in Brighton & Hove

Guitars by the Sea 2 was held on 20th - 22nd October 2023

We had another very successful event in 2023 with plenty of ensemble playing, performances, and socialising. An enjoyable weekend of guitar playing, discussion and learning.

Chris Stell (Eden-Stell Guitar Duo)

We also heard Paul Gregory performing on a range of guitars, and discussing differences between factory, artisan and luthier made instruments.  Luthier Stephen Eden gave a fascinating presentation on guitar-making and creating great classical guitar tone.

We also had a session dealing with that perennial topic: performance nerves. This included aspects of psychological research, anecdotes about performance experiences and even a guitar memory game!

Big thanks to guitarist Chris Stell, well-known for his performances in the Eden-Stell Guitar Duo, for leading the ensemble tutoring in 2023.

Young artist Emmanuel Sowicz gave a fantastic classical guitar recital featuring Bach, Albeniz, Lauro and more.

Guitars by the Sea 2 was sponsored by 

Maestoso Music: www.guitars-maestosomusic.com

Images below from 2022's inaugural Guitars by the Sea event