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GUITARIST

Sam is a performer dedicated to the music of our time. He specialises in the performance of twentieth and twenty-first century music and in collaborating with composers. Sam has played in dozens of world premiere performances and recordings. He is equally at home in solo and mixed chamber music with the leading new music groups Octandre Ensembe, Apartment House, Riot Ensemble and Explore Ensemble.

One of Sam's main missions is to foster the creation of new music for the guitar, both solo and chamber, by composers who are not guitarists.

To encourage new composers to write for the instrument and, through collaboration and by nurturing artistic relationships, dispel the myth that the guitar is a difficult instrument to compose for...

To widen the repertoire...

 

To help facilitate a wide and diverse outlook, beyond the borders of 'the guitar world'...

To ensure that the guitar has a place at the heart, and on the forefront, of contemporary music making...

These are Sam's passions and the drive behind his relentless exploration and collaboration.

Sam's solo and chamber work with composers includes music by George Holloway, Lisa Illean, Michael Finnissy, Christopher Fox, John Croft, Alastair Putt, Gabriel Prokofiev, Bára Gísladóttir, Darren Bloom, Leo Chadburn, Ellen Sargen, Simon Knighton and Frank Denyer.