John Williams (classical guitar player)
Guitarist John Williams has established his position at the top rank of classical guitarists over the course of 30 years of recording and performing. He has made over 30 best-selling recordings of a broad range of music for classical guitar.
Middle name: Christopher
John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is an Australian-born British classical guitarist renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar repertoire. In 1973, he shared a Grammy Award win in the Best Chamber Music Performance category with fellow guitarist Julian Bream for Julian and John (Works by Lawes, Carulli, Albéniz, Granados).
Williams is noted for a technique that is often described as virtually flawless. Guitar historian Graham Wade has said: "John is perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen."
- ^ "Music World". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- ^ Dalya Alberge, "John Williams says guitar maestro Andrés Segovia bullied students and stifled their creativity", The Observer, 14 October 2012.