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Hall, Nicola (3rd March 1969-Present)

She is a classical guitarist born in Ipswich, England who studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

She performed from a young age and in 1986 achieved a high placing in the Toronto Competition and won the Polish International Guitar Competition.  She was also made “Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 1989” after winning the Royal Overseas League’s Gold Medal, which was the first time it had been awarded to a guitarist.

Her performances have seen her appearing throughout the world in countries such as Japan, Holland and the United States, on stage and television.  Including many contemporary composers in her repertoire The composer Stephen Dodgson wrote “Partita No. 4” for her which she premiered at the 1990 Cheltenham International Festival.

As a recording artist she has released several successful albums, often with her own transcripts of pieces composed for other instruments.

As a teacher she has given masterclasses at West Dean International Festival and as a student she has attended Derby University were she studied with the guitarist John Williams.

Here she is performing Fantasia Hungara by Mertz….

Nicola Hall recordings
London 448 560 (CD: Days End – The Soft Sound of Spanish Guitar)
Guitar – Nicola Hall