James Grace – Guitarist

James’s teaching experience spans over twenty years, encompassing a range of students from primary school learners to post-graduate level university students in both individual and ensemble contexts.

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New CD Release

UNYDOS

James Grace and Morgan Szymanski’s much-awaited guitar duo album, recorded during their 2019 tour of Mexico.

New CD Release

UNYDOS

James Grace and Morgan Szymanski’s much-awaited guitar duo album, recorded during their 2019 tour of Mexico.

What The Critics Say

REVIEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Not only an acclaimed performer, but also a highly sought–after teacher

Let’s hope he graces our stage again in the future

Dazzling fingerwork could be heard in Sor’s Variations on a Theme by Mozart.

In complete contrast, Grace painted a beautiful Spanish vista in Two Pieces from Suite Espanola, by piano composer Isaac Albeniz.

One can only hope that Port Elizabeth will continue to host concerts of such diverse nature, and that this celebrated artist will again grace our stages in future.

The Herald Online

Most Expressive Playing

Cape Town guitarist James Grace joined the orchestra in Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and showed that he is a top-class player with a total command of his instrument. The slow movement has made the name and fortune of this concerto, and the haunting main theme was played most expressively.

Michael Green, Artsmart

Sevilla – Music of Spain II

Grace demonstrates his impeccable technique and mastery of Spanish musical styles with works by Albéniz, Sor, Rodrigo, Malats, de Falla, Granados and Tárrega. Grace’s recordings are an essential addition to the collection of any fans of classical or flamenco music as well as guitar aficionados.

Performances

CURRENT ONLINE PERFORMANCES

James Grace’s Spanish Sessions
…South Africa’s classical guitar maestro
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In celebration of his recent South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Classical Album with Andaluza – Music of Spain III, James Grace recently streamed three live concerts from his home studio in Cape Town.

Here is the third and final concert of the series presented in its entirety, featuring works from Andaluza and from Grace’s two previous Spanish-themed albums Sevilla and Granada.

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Discography

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