Vincent Lindsey-Clark

Vincent Lindsey-Clark (born 1956) is a British performer, teacher, and composer of music for classical guitar.

StudiesEdit

Vincent Lindsey-Clark attended the Royal College of Music. At 16, he won the prestigious Lanchester International Guitar Competition.[1][2]

TeachingEdit

Vincent Lindsey-Clark has taught classical guitar at Eton, at London's Centre for Young Musicians,[1] as well as at West Dean College,[3] the Taranaki Guitar Summer School in 2016,[4] and workshops at the Saffron Centre for Young Musicians.[5]

Notable compositions and recordingsEdit

As a composer, Lindsey-Clark's works have featured on radio, television and films.[2] He has also composed music specifically for guitar students. These include the pieces Steely Blue and Mississippi Ditty from his Simply Swing collection, and Cycles In The Avenue from his collection Five Pictures of Sark (inspired by a visit to the island on his honeymoon),[6][7] which have variously featured in intermediate guitar syllabuses from ABRSM and Trinity examination boards.

Lindsey-Clark's work Salsa Roja features on a Berta Rojas album which went on to be nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2014.[8]

Lindsey-Clark's recordings include Theo's Brother, an album on which he performs, among other compositions, Five Pictures of Sark in its entirety.[9]

Lindsey-Clark's piece Shadow of The Moon is also a favourite for solo musicians,[10] and has been performed by notable guitarists including David Russell.[11] Lindsey-Clark himself performs the piece on Theo's Brother, noting in the sleeve notes that it was in part inspired by his insights and discoveries as an amateur astronomer.[12]

Pulsar, a modern piece originally written for The Beatty Classical Guitar Competition in 2009, similarly appears in soloists' repertoires.[13]

Critical acclaimEdit

Tim Panting of Classical Guitar magazine has said of Lindsey-Clark that he "has an extensive knowledge of repertoire to fuel a very inventive compositional engine. Lindsey-Clark seems to revel in the guitar’s most vital qualities. He uses dissonance only when needed and as with greats such as Maurice Ravel the form of these miniatures is always concise..."[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Snel, Jacqueline. "Vincent Lindsey-Clark - Kwakkel Guitars". kwakkel.com.
  2. ^ a b "Vincent Lindsey-Clark | Roland Chadwick". rolandchadwick.com. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  3. ^ "Vincent Lindsey-Clark - West Dean College". West Dean.
  4. ^ "Classical guitar school means Hamish can meet one of his idols". Stuff.
  5. ^ "Workshop with classical guitarist Vincent Lindsey-Clark - Centre For Young Musicians". saffroncym.org. 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b http://www.sark.co.uk/event/guitar-concert-at-st-peters-5pm/
  7. ^ "Rochdale Music Society: Lucille Burns and Vincent Lindsey-Clark". rochdaleonline.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Grammy Nomination for Album Featuring Composition by Vincent Lindsey-Clark". whitchurch.org.uk.
  9. ^ "Theo's Brother". 5 April 2004 – via Amazon.
  10. ^ "Andrea Bökenheide und Andreas Hölzer in Bad Essen". noz.de.
  11. ^ "David Russell Plays Lindsey-Clark - This is Classical Guitar". thisisclassicalguitar.com. 11 June 2015.
  12. ^ Sleeve Notes to Theo's Brother, 2001.
  13. ^ https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2560&context=music_programs