Dominique Field's lecture is canceled.
Unfortunately Field will be unable to be present.
Instead, we are very honored to welcome Paul Fischer
Paul Fischer ( UK )
Lecture / Sunday 16th of may 2010 / 2 p.m.
The Makers Legacy
Until comparatively recently England lacked a strong influence in the field of guitar making.
In exploring the changes of the last quarter of the 20th century, Paul Fischer will talk about 2 major figures of vision,
whose work inspired a new generation of makers, not only in England but also beyond its shores.
Bio Paul Fischer
Born on the Isle of Man but brought up in the city of Oxford, it was here that he began his career under the tutelage of the renowned harpsichord maker Robert Goble, making instruments within the finest European tradition. Further study at the Oxford College of Art and Technology completed his training.
Paul is rare in having this skill with different instruments but his love of the guitar led him to a chance meeting with the late David Rubio, at Duns Tew, Oxfordshire, a renowned place visited by Julian Bream. As chief instrument maker and manager he remained with Rubio for a number of years. Success with his own instruments during this period under the Rubio label and stamped P.F (which can still be seen in use today), led him to establish his own studio in 1975.
In 1983 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to extend his research into the forest of Brazil. Paul Fischer has served as an advisor to the crafts Panel for the Southern Arts Association, and also as a Technical Advisor and Panel Member of the Crafts Council of Great Britain. He still dedicates his life to making fine instruments with a panoramic view of the Cotswold Hills from his workbench.
As the classical guitar has joined the mainstream in the second half of the 20th century, he has been one of the figures in the vanguard and at the cutting edge of the evolution of the modern concert guitar. His instruments have been featured in many publications including the best seller The Complete Guitarist by Richard Chapman (Dorling Kindersley 1993), and The Classical Guitar: A Complete History by John Morrish et al (Balafon 1997).
Paul Fischer's website: www.paulfischerguitars.com
Links to other lecturers:
Ken Parker, George Lowden, Ulrich Teuffel, Andrea Tacchi, Gernot Wagner, Hans Beeckman, Jacky Walraet, Karel Dedain
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