BIOGRAPHY

IMG_9814-2 Adele has been playing the guitar since the age of 8 and has since become one of Scotland’s vibrant young performers after winning a place with an undergraduate scholarship at the RSAMD in 2004.  During her studies, Adele received training from great guitar virtuosos including Pavel Steidl, LAGQ and Tomasz Zawierucha and went on to win the Chanterelle Guitar Prize and the NESCGS Award.  She also had the honour of Playing Malcolm Arnold’s Serenade with the RSAMD String Orchestra as well as being both a soloist and conductor of the RSAMD Guitar Orchestra.  Adele gained a Distinction for her Post-Graduate Diploma in July 2009.

As a solo guitarist, Adele has played many recitals in various important venues such as Bolivar Hall, London; Rosslyn Chapel, Midlothian; Auditorium “Claudio Monteverdi”, Mantova, Italy and The Caird Hall where she was a guest performer at The Dundee Guitar Festival.  She has also given interviews on her success and performed live on BBC Radio Scotland and Gaelic Radio.

As well as playing solo guitar, Adele has many other projects as a freelance musician and teacher.  She forms one half of “Duo Concertante” and “The NC Guitar Duo” and performed with them at prestigious venues and festivals including St Giles Cathedral, The Edinburgh Festival and The West End Festival.  She currently teaches awide range of guitar styles including Classical, Acoustic and Bass at St. George’s School For Girls and with the Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association.   Her other commitments with the LGMA are directing the LGMA Classical Guitar Circle and writing a quarterly article for The British BMG Federation Newsletter on Classical Guitar Technique.  Adele was appointed the Director of Strathclyde University Guitar Ensemble in September 2010.