Paul Galbraith at Ravinia

Praised by Gramophone for “magnificently played, thoughtful, and majestic performances,” Paul Galbraith has something most other classical guitarists don’t - eight strings guitar. Reserve Ticket Now
May, 6th SAT 2017 7:30 Gate Open 8:30 Concert Start Bennett Gordon Hall


  • BachAllemande from Lute Suite in E minor
  • MozartAllemande from Piano Suite in C major
  • MozartPiano Sonata No. 17 in B-flat major
  • BachFrench Suite No. 2 in C minor
  • ScriabinFour Preludes
  • AlbénizMallorca (Barcarola)
  • AlbénizSevilla (Sevillanas)
  • AlbénizTorre Bermeja (Serenata)
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Paul Galbraith

Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire.

Discovering Music

Encouraged by the head teacher at his primary school, Galbraith began group guitar lessons at age 8. Some months later, this teacher recommended that he study with Graham Wade – who later came to publish a biography on Segovia.

guitarist galbraith when he was a boy
Impressionism on 8 strings

Impressionism on 8 Strings

After four years of work, Paul Galbraith brought to completion one of his most ambitious projects: the recording of his transcriptions for Brahms Guitar of works by Debussy and Ravel, together with music by the French Baroque composer, Louis Couperin.

Enjoy Ravinia with great dining

Ravinia is proud to present a variety of dining packages from the area's most acclaimed restaurateurs, Carlos and Debbie Nieto, for the upcoming series of $10 BGH Classics concerts.

Reserve Dining Package

0506 8:30 PM

@Bennett Gordon Hall

map it 8 Strings harmony by Paul Galibraith