St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Manus Noble - guitar

Friday, 11 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Manus Noble - guitar



My Lady Hunsdon's Pouffe                            


Berceuse (Cancion de Cuna)                         


Fuoco from Libra Sonatine                            


Sakura Theme and Variations


Hot Club Français                                           

Gow (arr. David Russell)

Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife




Rising star Manus Noble's current engagements include St Martin's in the Fields, Thaxted Festival, Carlisle Music Society and the Rodrigo concerto with Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra to name a few.

Recent performances include Gitaarfestival Holland, City of Derry Guitar Festival, Festival Chopin Mallorca, Kings Place, Sage Gateshead, Purcell Room, St Ann's Church, Dublin, Clandon Park, Kew Sinfonia, Stretton Festival, Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Northern Aldborough Festival, Corsham Festival, Bridgewater Hall and Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra.

Manus has studied the guitar since the age of seven and was taught privately by Craig Ogden for two years before continuing his studies with Gary Ryan at the Royal College of Music in 2006. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction, Manus Launched his career in the UK with great success, giving recitals and master classes at festivals such as West Dean, Cheltenham Guitar Festival, Bath International Guitar Festival, Beechwood Guitar Course and London International Guitar Festival.

In 2010 he graduated with first class honours and was awarded a scholarship to do his Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Lewin and David Russell. Other awards given include the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Countess of Munster Trust and the Blythe Watson Trust. He was awarded first prize at the 2011 Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition and was accepted onto the Park Lane Group Young Artist's Concert Series at the Purcell Room, London Southbank Centre.

He was awarded first prize for the Guitar Competition at the Royal College of Music before going on to the String Player of the Year Competition and giving his debut recital at the Cadogan Hall. He also received the award for 'Most Outstanding Musician' from Magdalen College, Oxford.

Manus has developed a certain flair and passion for modern techniques and repertoire, with many composers choosing to write new works for him. Manus also continues to write and perform his own compositions. In 2012 he gave the world premieres of six new pieces, including 'Hot Club Francais' by Gary Ryan.

Manus' guitars are made by the English luthier, Stephen Hill.

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