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Stephen Boswell (Guitar, Arranger)

Born: Vancouver (?), Canada

The Canadian guitarist, Stephen Boswell, is a concert and recording artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada. His career as a concert artist has spanned thirty years. He has performed in Europe, South America, the USA and Canada.

Stephen Boswell teaches Classical and Flamenco Guitar at Capilano College in North Vancouver where he offers Degree accredited instruction. He also teaches privately from his Vancouver studio. His publications with Chelys Music are beautifully hand calligraphed or computer designed and printed. These and his recordings, recorded in his own studio and released on his own label, span from the Renaissance to the music of 20th Century South America and Spain.

"The real jewel in the crown was Boswell's arrangements of movements from Bach's Partita No. 2, for solo violin. He admirably translated the virtues of the guitar. The Allemande was played with the true sensitivity to the arc of the phrase, lightly handled embellishments, and minute control over dynamics. The Courante was taken at a terrifying brisk pace. The final movement, the Sarabande showed its absolute suitability to the guitar with Boswell's acute attention to attack and decay of the sound. If the Bach was the jewel in the crown, the final programmed piece turned that crown upside down. The Prince's Toys, a six-part suite by Nikita Koshkin, explored every possible technical innovation known on the modern guitar. Van Halen, eat your heart out!" - The Lethbridge Herald

Source: Liner notes to the LP 'Partitas for Guitar - Stephen Boswell plays Bach and Weiss' (Selwyn Pullan Studio, 1985); Stephen Boswell Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2008)

Stephen Boswell: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Stephen Boswell - Guitarist (Official Website)


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