John Williams: On The Wing
British virtuosic classical guitarist John Christopher Williams (b. 1941) is renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his furtherance of the modern classical guitar repertoire.Read more…
- Bach • Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003 (Arr. for Guitar) • III. AndanteSonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003 (Arr. for Guitar)
III. AndanteJohn Christopher Williams (Guitar)January 2017
- Couperin • Second Livre de Pièces de Clavecin (Book 2 of the Pièces de Clavecin): Les Baricades Mistérieuses (Arr. for Solo Guitar) • VivementSecond Livre de Pièces de Clavecin (Book 2 of the Pièces de Clavecin): Les Baricades Mistérieuses (Arr. for Solo Guitar)
VivementJohn Christopher Williams (Guitar)January 2017
A Grammy Award-winner, he and fellow guitarist Julian Bream were recognized for Best Chamber Performance for their album "Julian and John". It’s been said of Williams, “John is perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen.” (Guitar historian Graham Wade.)
Since his first professional performance in London in 1958, Williams has been performing throughout the world. Along side a distinguished career of many decades as a soloist, John Williams is also known for his many interesting and varied collaborations with other artists. They include Julian Bream, Daniel Barenboim, Itzak Perlman, Eugene Ormandy and Paul Daniel, to name but a few.
He is the recipient of many awards and honours including the Edison Life Time Achievement award. This is the fourth recording to be released on his own record label, JCW Recordings, which he started in 2008.