About Our Team

Stephen Gordon

Director
A highly versatile and respected musician renowned for his work with guitar ensembles. Stephen graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with distinction. He has taught guitar and conducted guitar ensemble at Dartington College, Exeter University, Tilburg and Groningen Conservatoires, West Dean Summer School, Iserlohn Guitar Symposium, Prussia Cove Guitar Seminar and the Royal College of Music. Stephen has given guitar recitals at festivals in the UK, Holland, France and Germany and plays theorbo and baroque guitar continuo with various period instrument ensembles. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the Royal Welsh College of Music where he conducts classes in general musicianship, guitar ensemble, continuo playing on theorbo and baroque guitar and teaching skills.

David Cottam

Composer
David is well known as a composer, performer and enthusiastic teacher combining these different facets into a busy musical life. His compositions appear in the ABRSM guitar syllabus, grades 2 – 6 and the ABRSM Music Medals Scheme. He has recorded a number of CDs of his own compositions and frequently performs in the South West as a soloist and in duo with with cellist Hilary Boxer.

Dan Jones

Composer
Dan taught at the RWCMD for 12 years and enjoyed an active musical life in South Wales, including concerto performances in St. David’s Hall and recording and touring with the Canton Cafe Orchestra and the Consort de Danse Baroque. Dan now lives and works in South West France. He teaches at the Bordeaux International School and Ecole de Musique in Saint-Laurent-des-Hommes and in 2012 was a resident tutor at the Stage Guitare au Chateau de Ligoure. He performs regularly as a soloist, with Jazz singer Dottie Bart and the band Redwood and is a prolific composer of music for guitar and guitar ensemble.

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