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date: 23 October 2019

Wynberg, Simon locked

  • Graham Wade

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(b Edinburgh, Oct 4, 1955). British guitarist. He was educated in South Africa, and later studied with Narciso Yepes and at Goldsmiths' College, London. He made his début at the Newport Music Festival in 1984. Later he settled in Toronto. He was artistic director at the Music in Blair Atholl Chamber Music Festival, Scotland (1991), the Speedside Chamber Music Festival (1993) and the Guelph Spring Festival, Canada (1994). He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century chamber music with guitar, has recorded the music of José Ferrer and François de Fossa, and published editions of Napoléon Coste and Giulio Regondi. His many recordings include a set of ten discs devoted to the guitar works of Zani de Ferranti. Wynberg is not only a virtuoso performer of distinction but one of the guitar's foremost scholars, researching many areas of the instrument's neglected repertory, much of which he has recorded....

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