Paul Galbraith is internationally renowned as one of the foremost guitarists of our time. His revolutionary approach to guitar playing has made him an instantly recognizable figure in classical music, but it is ultimately his interpretative breadth that has captivated audiences worldwide.
Paul plays a unique 8-string guitar, which he developed in 1993 with renowned luthier David Rubio. As a convenient means of differentiating it from the traditional 8-string guitar, Rubio called it the ʻBrahms Guitarʼ, reflecting Rubio's enthusiasm for the way this guitar, with its rich sound and wide range, performed in the music of Brahms, through Paul's transcription and rendition of the Op21a Variations.
“Mr. Galbraith’s technique was not a gimmick, but a tool to create music. His phrasing was superbly clear and executed with ease . . . a memorable and musically convincing concert.” – Guitar Review