Classical Guitar

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The young girl in the painting is Georgina Gregory who lived in Ainslie Place, part of the New Town in Edinburgh, around the 1840s. She studied guitar with Felix Horetski, a famous classical guitar performer-composer who once was duet partner in
Vienna to the legendary Mauro Giuliani. Horetski toured Europe as a leading performer, eventually settling in Scotland Street, Edinburgh for twenty years. Luckily we have a manuscript kept by Georgina Gregory of her lessons with Horetski –
a mixture of pieces by various 19th-century guitar composers, including Giuliani and Horetski, as well as arrangements of Scots tunes popular at the time.

So, classical guitar lessons in Edinburgh go back a long way…

I studied classical guitar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and have recorded a CD of many of the pieces from the Georgina Gregory manuscript on an original guitar from the period. I am happy to teach complete beginners as well as advanced students.

Email me to discuss taking lessons (robmackillop@gmail.com) or phone 0131 343 2195 

 

I recorded a download album of the music of the early 19th-century guitarist-composer, Fernando Sor, using a copy of a guitar from his period, with gut strings, getting as close as I could to his technique: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robmackillop3 – also available on iTunes and Amazon MP3

Some of my videos:

Email me to discuss taking lessons (robmackillop@gmail.com) or phone 0131 343 2195 

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