BiographyA young musician regarded as an “engaging and popular performer”, classical guitarist Sam Dixon Brown has been commended by the likes of Leo Brouwer, Stepan Rak and Pavel Steidl, and a string of performances in the UK and abroad have earned his playing a reputation for “flair, personality and confidence”.
Winner of the 2011 Chichester Music Festival Award and the 2012 West Sussex Youth Music Award, Sam – having studied at the Regis School of Music and the Junior Royal College of Music, under a full bursary – combines collaborations with composers and sound engineers, and a fledgling solo career, with studies at the Royal College of Music, London.
Sam is a promoted artist with Akouson Classical and Talent Unlimited, and an honorary member of the West Sussex Guitar Club. He plays a cedar lattice guitar by Pablo Requena.
LUTE: In addition, Sam is studying Renaissance lute at the Royal College of Music with Jakob Lindberg.
In this capacity he has performed in UCL’s staging of Samuel Danyel’s The Tragedie of Cleopatra, the first performance in 400 years. The production will be repeated in November at Stratford, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
“... a highly promising guitarist... intense expression and concentration.” - Charles Ramirez
“A great, great player!!” - Stepan Rak
“This boy plays beautifully.” - Pavel Steidl
“Very promising young musician.” - Leo Brouwer
“Really a tremendous player.” - Edoardo Catemario
“A very talented young guitarist.” - Graham Devine
“Bravo!!” – Vincent Lindsey-Clark
“well crafted, mystical and mesmeric...Sam interpreted with a sensitivity, strength and intensity that captivated the audience.” - Bognor Regis Observer