02 September 2007

September - Steve Christmas

Steve began playing the guitar at the age of 14, and quickly progressed, receiving tuition from John Mills, Raymond Burley and more recently, Craig Ogden. He attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama to continue his studies with John Mills, graduating in 1999. In master classes, he has performed for Nigel North, Simon Dinnigan, Carlos Bonnell and Gary Ryan.

Steve performs regularly as a soloist, as one half of guitar duo Duende Guitars and as part of a guitar trio with Raymond Burley and Debbie Haeck. He has recently been working with a flautist and with baritone Stephen Willis performing lute songs by John Dowland.

Alongside his performing commitments, Steve is in demand as a guitar teacher. As well as being a regular tutor, he has co-directed on the National Youth Music Camps and writes guitar courses for primary school pupils.

Steve’s programme will include Variations on a Theme of Handel by Giuliani, Usher Waltz by Koshkin, Suite Castellana by Torroba, The Earl of Essex’s Galliard by Dowland, and La Catedral by Barrios.