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an SCGS member. player and composer for the guitar
Gillian Robinson’s childhood experience, aged 7, of being taken to see Andres Segovia in concert, kindled a lifelong passion for classical guitar which has never waned. Mostly self-taught, after several years of playing she enrolled in evening classes with John Balmer, one of the founders of Southampton Classical Guitar Society of which she is a long-term member. Since then, she has seized opportunities to learn from professional guitarists in workshops, ensembles and festivals. Her career has been in the visual arts as painter, illustrator and sculptor, but music and guitar have always been a powerful influence and inspiration. It is only recently, after many years of playing, that she has begun to experiment with writing pieces for classical guitar.
Gillian's compositions are available for purchase through Bergmann Edition.
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Australian guitarist Daniel Nistico has recorded Song for Daisy and other peices (Near and Far and Prelude no 1). Daniel says, "Gillian's music is whimsical, imaginative and seems to make time stand still. She is also a very talented visual artist and you can see her paintings on the covers of her publications."
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November in Melbourne is played here by Daniel Nistico. Daniel says it's "a gorgeous piece composed last year by Gillian Robinson, who is based in the UK. It reflects how Gillian imagined Melbourne to be like during November as she was composing the piece during that month."