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Festival Lunchtime Recital - Adam Brown
Festival Lunchtime Recital - Adam Brown

Sat, 19 Aug


St Mary's Cathedral

Festival Lunchtime Recital - Adam Brown

A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by guitarist Adam Brown.

Time & Location

19 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45

St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Free lunchtime recitals every day from 2nd to 31st August, except Sundays and 16th. An opportunity to hear emerging and established artists performing in a wide variety of styles, genres, and instruments.  This long-running series is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Fringe.

Guitar | Adam Brown

  • ‘A Scots Tune’, ‘My Lady Binnes Lilt’, ‘Corn Yairds’, ‘General Lelly’s Goodnight’ - Anon.
  • ‘Great is the Cause of My Sorrow’, ‘Sir Ronald McDonald’s Reel’, ‘Slip Jig (The Lewis Jig) - Traditional (arr. Edward McGuire)
  • ‘Dreammusic’ - Thomas Wilson (1927-2001)
  • ‘Quejas’ - Paz Abreu (1848-1880)
  • ‘La Negra’ - Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)
  • ‘Zapadeado’ - Regino Sainz de la Maza (1896-1981)

Guitarist Adam Brown has performed throughout Europe, the United States and South America. His concert appearances include recitals at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd St.Y-Tisch Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Southbank Centre, and the Wigmore Hall in London.

Born in Scotland, Adam Brown studied with Phillip Thorne at the City of Edinburgh Music School before attending the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Carlos Bonell, earned his Bachelor of Music degree with Honours, and received several prestigious awards. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, working with Sharon Isbin and completing the Masters of Music degree. He subsequently became the first guitarist to earn the Artist Diploma, Julliard’s most prestigious performance degree. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied with William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero.

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