John Mills in Scotland: Music for the Classical Guitar

International concert guitarist John Mills is to make his third visit to Scotland in so many years with recitals in St. Bride’s Church, Newtonmore on 27th April, and Inverness East Church on 29th.

Now in his fifty-seventh year of concert performing, he is one of the few classical guitarists in the world to continue in the playing style of the legendary Spanish maestro Andres Segovia (1892-1987). His programme will include works by J.S. Bach, Albeniz, Granados, and music from England and Ireland.

One of the main works in both recitals is “A night to remember” by Newtonmore composer Terence Clifford-Amos, a piece depicting and commemorating the tragic sinking of Titanic in April 1912.

John Mills is one of Britain’s most highly acclaimed classical guitarists, who himself studied with Segovia in Spain, also John Williams and Julian Bream in the UK. He formerly held teaching positions at the Royal College of Music, Christchurch Canterbury, the University of East Anglia, and Royal Holloway, University of London.