Scottish born classical guitarist David Russell, whose career spans three decades and more than a dozen highly acclaimed recordings, is recognized around the world for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry. In his New York debut, The New York Times proclaimed that "Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension." Indeed, the breadth and scope of his virtuosity has captured the imagination of not only audiences and listeners, but also the music press and mainstream media. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition. Since 1995 he has recorded exclusively for Telarc International, with over a dozen CDs released to date on the label.
'For David', Russell's new recording, contains some of the finest contemporary works written for, and dedicated to, this brilliant instrumentalist. The composers featured represent a range of cultures and styles. Sergio Assad (Brazil), Francis Kleynjans (France), Benjamin Verdery (United States), Steve Goss (UK) and Philip Rosheger (United States) each contribute compositions that showcase Russell's stunning virtuosity.
David Russell - guitar