At the Gregynog Young Musicians' Competition, Alexandra became Gregynog The next step for me is moving to Switzerland in September for the academic year having gained a music position in a boarding school there; after that I'd love to study for a masters degree.

SiccasGuitars 120,984 views. It plays and resonates so well, so I spent an age before I decided on what strings to use to complement the sound which is so rich.

I enrolled in the Chetham School of Music when I was eleven in 2008 and stayed until I was eighteen, my main instrument was classical guitar, whilst also studying jazz guitar, piano, violin and composition, which I’ve always had an interested in. I use a lot of drop D tuning and the low end is so tight. My parents moved out to France so we were lucky enough to film some beautiful videos there. Patreon.

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It’s punchy and has a very quick response. Venues in which Alexandra has played include Leeds College of Music (as part of Leeds International Concert Season), The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, The Yehudi Menuhin School and West Dene International Guitar Festival (as part of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble) and the British Embassy in Paris, where she performed to an invited audience of diplomats in February, 2015. In early 2015 at the Gregynog Young Musicians' Competition, Alexandra became Gregynog Young Guitarist of the year, and more recently was a finalist at the Aalborg International Guitar Competition in Denmark.Alexandra was delighted to be invited to perform at Abbey Road Studios alongside singer-songwriter Imelda May for EMI Music and Sound Foundation. Time zone: That’s when Aston came into play. About. She also plays a 2011 Christopher Dean guitar, sourced by Miles Roberts at Kent Guitar Classics. Their consistency in tone, balance and depth is why they’re my go-to choice. Contact.

You have no items in your basket. If you’re doing that over a number of years, it can easily lead to injury.My first step into recording by myself was a small Focusrite interface, which served me well and got me in to the basics. Following this, she travelled to Budapest to take part in the Carpathian International Youth Guitar Competition, where she gained second place. Best of Bach - Classical Guitar Compilation - BWV - …

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I can work with them to eliminate any unwanted scratchy fingernail sounds that may creep in.” Ah, yes, the nails. I really didn’t know much about classical music, I’d watched a lot of old films with my parents and, more often than not, classical guitar was featured in the sound tracks, but this was the first I’d heard it played live. She recently graduated having been awarded first class honours and the Timothy Gilson Guitar Prize.During her time at Chetham's, Alexandra had many opportunities to play with various ensembles, such as string quartets, guitar duets and jazz groups, which resulted in her becoming a member of Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. August 8th 2020 PAŽAISLIS MUSIC FESTIVAL (Solo & Duo repertoire with Clarinettist Morta Kacion).

Alexandra's concerto appearances also include performances with Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dorset Chamber Orchestra. “It was an amazing opportunity, I played in the same studio where so many famous albums and soundtracks have been recorded and I actually got to play on The Beatles piano which was rather cool. Bookings / Education. "Whittingham’s performance features some beautiful musicality, clean playing, and nice tone, she is a young artist to keep an eye on."

for a couple of years until one day I walked in and the teacher was playing some classical Spanish guitar music. I had a few to choose from, so I did a blindfold test and picked one purely for the stunning playability and sound. With the orchestra came the opportunity to tour Germany and Czech Republic, where they sold out various venues within the two countries.In her final year at the school, she also gained her LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) second diploma in guitar performance.In the spring of 2013, Alexandra won the inaugural Edinburgh Guitar Competition. A new version of is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please After studying classical guitar, piano, jazz guitar and composition at the world-renowned Chetham's School of Music for seven years, Alexandra Whittingham now studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Alexandra hasn’t forgotten all the people who have helped her over the years and enjoys giving something back in the form of guitar lessons, wherever she is in the world.
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For my performances, I barely use any gear at all. Videos.

I had an accident with a bowling ball when I was much younger and it won’t grow straight, so I have to wear a false nail, the joys of a classical guitar player, and as for nail varnish…forget it,” she laughs. 3

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Luckily I had quite a wide variety of outside interests, like playing in a football team for example and I also played every week in the Wigan youth jazz orchestra, where my jazz studies came in handy. We use cookies on your device to help make this website better. Concerts.