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John Williams: On The Wing

British virtuosic classical guitarist John Christopher Williams (b. 1941) is renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his furtherance of the modern classical guitar repertoire.Read more…

A Grammy Award-winner, he and fellow guitarist Julian Bream were recognized for Best Chamber Performance for their album "Julian and John". It’s been said of Williams, “John is perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen.” (Guitar historian Graham Wade.)

Since his first professional performance in London in 1958, Williams has been performing throughout the world. Along side a distinguished career of many decades as a soloist, John Williams is also known for his many interesting and varied collaborations with other artists. They include Julian Bream, Daniel Barenboim, Itzak Perlman, Eugene Ormandy and Paul Daniel, to name but a few.

He is the recipient of many awards and honours including the Edison Life Time Achievement award. This is the fourth recording to be released on his own record label, JCW Recordings, which he started in 2008.

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