"A rising star"
Chris Goodwin, Lute News
Sam Brown has performed across Europe, in China and in Kenya, where he was privileged to give the debut performance of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with Nairobi Orchestra. He has played in such venues as the House of Lords, the Barbican centre, Bolivar Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Shakespeare's Globe, and St James' Piccadilly, and in festivals including the Chichester Festival, the European Lute Festival, and Seville International Guitar Festival.
"The British lutenist was an attentive accompanist, and his beautiful solos were captivating."
Ingo Negwer, Online Musik Magazin
Sam was mentored by Sasha Levtov at the Regis School of Music, who remains one of his most profound musical influences. He briefly enrolled at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music before going on to full-time study there, where he trained with Charles Ramirez and Jakob Lindberg.
Latterly Sam enrolled at the Swiss-Italian conservatory in Lugano as a pupil of Lorenzo Micheli.
"Mystical and mesmeric, Sam interpreted with a strength and sensitivity that captivated the audience..."
Angela McTavish, Good Vibrations
While he remains devoted to the classical guitar, Sam is most active as a lutenist, specialising in the English and Italian renaissance. He performs frequently with Emma Kirkby's group Dowland Works throughout the UK.
Sam specialises in the lute music of John Danyel, and has given various papers and lecture recitals on this remarkable composer. In 2015 he helped to organise the Samuel Daniel Conference held at the Royal College of Music.
“… a beautiful guitar concerto. Sam Brown is the guitarist and he plays the piece wonderfully. Lovely, ethereal... a wonderful recording!”
Chris Dumigan, Classical Guitar Magazine
Presently Sam lives in Bath, UK. He was made an Honorary Member of the West Sussex Guitar Club in 2012.
Sam is currently supported by Help Musicians UK.
He is also grateful for the support of
EMI Music Sound Foundation
Friends of the Regis School of Music
West Sussex Guitar Club
The Rotary Clubs of South-East England
Betty Martin Charity