“I devoted my life to music for a reason, and the reason wasn’t because I wanted to get on or make money, but to try to fulfil myself and also to give people pleasure” - Julian Bream (15 July 1933 – 14 August 2020)

Julian Bream, the British guitarist regarded as one of the finest exponents of the classical style, has died aged 87.

Bream was born in Battersea in 1933, the son of a father who played piano and jazz guitar and taught Julian the rudiments of each instrument. Bream’s talent earned him a scholarship at the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano and cello. But he was largely self-taught on his primary instrument, the guitar. He played his first public guitar recital in Cheltenham in 1947, aged 13.

I’ve already published a post about Julian Bream, e brief review of “My Life In Music, a 2 hour video biography of the great guitarist.

However, today i’d like to share this beautiful concert, recorded in 1978:



  1. Julian Bream: Classical guitarist dies aged 87 - BBC News