Cambridge Guitar Symposium

In 2019, I traveled to Churchill College in the University of Cambridge to interview three of the world’s leading guitar scholars, Christopher Page, James Westbrook, and Erik Stenstadvold in a three-hour-long symposium covering a wide variety of topics ranging from Francisco Corbetta at the Restoration Court, the ebb and flow of the guitar’s popularity over the last four centuries, and the nineteenth century’s fascinating guitar impresario and diarist, Nicolai Petrovich Makarov. The symposium proved that studying the history of the guitar can be interesting, educational, and all the while entertaining.

Cambridge Introduction

Cambridge Part I

Cambridge Part II

Cambridge Part III

Cambridge Part IV

Cambridge Part V

Cambridge Part VI

Cambridge Part VII

Cambridge Part VIII

Cambridge Part IX