Welcome to the Web Site of Alison Smith, One of the UK’s Most Exciting and Lyrical Classical Guitarists
The highly acclaimed British born classical guitarist Alison Smith has been described as one of the most exciting and lyrical guitarists to emerge in recent years. She delights audiences with her fluid technique and expressive playing, performing nationwide and in Europe.
Alison graduated with honours from Trinity college of Music, London. She was awarded the Grace Wylie Thesis Prize, a college scholarship and a scholarship from the Mary Datchelor Trust to enable her to pursue her Post - Graduate studies. She gained a Distinction in the Post - Graduate Performance Certificate. From 2002 - 2008 Alison taught guitar and coached chamber music at The Royal conservatoire of Scotland. Alison is Director of the Cawsand Bay Guitarfest, an exciting classical guitar weekend by the sea with Craig Ogden, Eden Stell Guitar Duo, Alison Smith, Gerald Garcia & Alison Bendy. Cawsand Bay Guitarfest 2023 >>
Her CD Albums titled Recuerdos and Incandescent have been highly successful. She has recently been engaged by Willowhayne Records to become one of their artists and has recorded a new album titled Poético under their label, which was released last spring.
Alison's CDs are distributed physically and digitally worldwide. CDs can be bought or downloaded from www.willowhaynerecords.com