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David Russell

A Grammy awarding winning guitarist, David Russell is known throughout the classical guitar fraternity for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry. In 1997 he was given the fellowship of The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London.

As a RAM  student, he twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize a feat later repeated numerous times over at international competition  level.  Other victories include the Andrés Segovia Competition , the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.

Since 1995, David Russell has had an exclusive contract with Telarc International, with whom he has recorded a CD featuring the music of Paraguayan guitarist-composer Agustín Barrios Mangoré, another with the music of Spanish composer Federico Moreno Torroba, a recording including the three Rodrigo concerti for solo guitar (Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre and Concierto para una Fiesta), "Celtic Music for Guitar", "Music by Giuliani", "Baroque Music", "Spanish Favorites", "David Russell plays Bach" , "Aire Latino" (Grammy winner), dedicated to music written by Latin American composers, "Spanish Legends", and his most recent "Art of the Guitar".

The New York Times wrote about his performance: "... Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension". Upon hearing play in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: "My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique".

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