06 March 2011

Carlos Bonell

Carlos Bonell was born in London of Spanish parents and he studied at the Royal College of Music with John Williams. He gained prominence through his Decca recording of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit. It has been repeatedly singled out as the finest version available.

His discography includes more than 20 CD and DVD recordings ranging from the music of Queen and the Beatles to the Bach lute suites.

Since 2006 Carlos has been helping Sir Paul McCartney in editing, notating and recording a concerto he is composing for guitar and orchestra.

Carlos last played for the Ealing Guitar Society in 1971 - four decades ago! His concert was attended by his teacher, the world-renowned John Williams.