Welcome to the Bristol Classical Guitar Society. Our mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers. We would be delighted to have you at any of our meetings and events. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.  New premises - the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE.

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2017 dates

All meetings at  the Unitarian Meeting Hall,

Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE

Thursday 9th March: 7.30pm - tune up/small group ensemble; 8.00-9.00pm - Ensemble with Helen James; 9.15 - Duet by Denis Pecaut & friend/Solo playing.

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Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



BCGS Concert Series

7.30pm on 18th March 2017

Giacomo Susani

- see above for details

Events from other organisations
Also see the FGS website events page

Federation of Guitar Societies AGM
and Ensemble Workshop
on 25th June in Bournemouth - Details

West Dean Classical Guitar Festival

from 19th - 24th August 2017


  4th – 12th  August   2017

Guitars for Sale

Paulino Bernabe Guitar for Sale
(links to pdf file)

1986 Michael Gee N°158

Older notices


Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre
Now stocking Burguet guitars from Spain. Excellent quality to suit a range of budgets.

Ensemble Director

Helen James


Berta Rojas

 Bristol Classical Guitar Society on Facebook

FGS           Bristol Classical Guitar Society is a member of the Federation of Guitar Societies

Buy Tickets for Giacomo Susani

Tickets will be available in February from the Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre (0117 9420479)  BY CASH ONLY. Card payments will no longer be accepted at the Centre for ticket sales. If this is not convenient, you can also purchase tickets from us online. Tickets bought online will not be posted, they will be available inside the door before the performance.

Pay securely by Paypal -  a Paypal account is not necessary, follow the instructions and pay either by credit/debit card (or a Paypal account).

Click on either option on the right - when you select Add to Cart you will be taken to the Paypal site. You should be able to select the desired quantities of both Adult and Concessionary tickets once you are on the Paypal site.


Giacomo Susani was born in 1995, in Padua, Italy.  He started playing guitar at age 7 and eventually studied under the direction of Stefano Grondona at the Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza where he graduated with the highest marks and honours in 2013.

He is currently continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under Michael Lewin, where he has completed his Bachelor of Music, gaining First Class Honours and the discretionary Bache Fund Prize, and is now studying for his Master’s degree. On his entrance to the Academy, after an audition with Julian Bream, he was awarded the prestigious Julian Bream Trust Scholarship.  Read more