To mark the 1st birthday of our Guitar Syllabus, we offered one lucky person the chance to win a signed Alhambra guitar, courtesy of the London Guitar Studio. The Alhambra 4P guitar has been signed by legendary classical guitarists John Williams, Milos Karadaglić, Gary Ryan, Xuefei Yang, Laura Snowden and the Vida Quartet.
Applicants could either nominate themselves or someone they know. We asked applicants to explain in up to 300 words why they deserved to win the guitar. We wanted to hear about someone who has shown dedication to learning guitar while perhaps not having the same opportunities as their peers.
Dawn submitted an application on behalf of her son, ‘My son has taken up guitar in his late teens during a difficult time and music has really helped him cope, and express himself through many desperate times. This in turn has sparked an interest in music and opened up a new world to him. Winning this guitar has shown him good things do happen and I believe he is truly deserving to win this prize.’
Fellow judge and Guitarist Gary Ryan said: ‘This was a great opportunity for a talented individual with potential who loves playing the guitar. It also came with the added bonus of being signed by many of the guitar world’s top players! Congratulations to Dawn and Harvey, it was truly deserved.’
We’re really delighted to be awarding this guitar to a worthy winner. We look forward to hearing from Harvey in the future to see how his musical journey continues.