In Every Lake the Moon Shines Full, Paul Galbraith
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Folktunes from Spain, Scotland, Greece, Hungary and Norway.
JOAQUIN NIN-CULMELL: 1.-6. Tonadas (on Spanish Folk Tunes), Vol. 2; MARJORY KENNEDY-FRASER: 7.-11. Songs of the Hebrides (Scotland); YANNIS CONSTANTINIDIS: 12.-27. Miniatures on Greek Folk Tunes; FEDERICO MORENO-TORROBA: 28.-32. Aires de la Mancha (Songs of La Mancha); BELA BARTOK: 33.-45. "For Children" Hungarian Folk Tunes, Vol. 1; EDVARD GRIEG: 46.-52. Norwegian Folk Tunes from Op. 66
Paul Galbraith first won public acclaim in Great Britain when at the age of 17 his performance at the Segovia International Guitar Competition won him the Silver Medal. Segovia, who was present for the competition, called his playing magnificent. The following year he went on to win BBC T.V.`s YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Award. These awards helped launch an international career including engagements with some of the finest orchestras in Britain and Europe (Royal Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Scottish Baroque Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Hall Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra among them). He has toured the U.S., Canada, Spain, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Norway, Hungary, Brazil, China, India and Iceland.
Galbraith`s unique playing position was first revealed at the Edinburgh Festival in1989. His guitar (designed in collaboration with luthier David Rubio) has two extra strings, one high, one low, and is supported by a metal endpin (similar to that of a cello) which rests on a wooden resonance box. Both the guitar`s extraordinary design, and Galbraith`s playing style, are considered groundbreaking development in the history of the instrument and its performance practice, increasing the guitar`s expressive range to an unprecedented extent.
Paul Galbraith was born in Scotland, and has lived for extended periods in Malawi, Greece, London, and, currently, Brazil, where he is a member of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet.
His principal teacher, since 1983, has been the Greek conductor, pianist and philosopher George Hadjinikos.