Classical guitarist John Williams to perform at Lincoln Cathedral before retirement

John Williams.
John Williams.
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Australian-born classical guitarist John Williams will be performing one of his last UK concerts in Lincoln Cathedral after announcing his retirement at the end of this year.

Set in the nave of the cathedral, the concert will feature a collection of Williams’s own compositions and a select few pieces from composers such as Johan Sebastian Bach, Fredric Hand and Agustin Pio Barrios.

Williams has become one of the world’s highly regarded musicians and is a foremost ambassador of the guitar. Before attending summer courses with Segovia at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Williams was taught by his father and later studied at the Royal College of Music in London.

He has toured the world playing both solo and with orchestra and has appeared regularly on radio and TV. Collaborations with many other high profile musicians include Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, John Dankworth and recently jazz guitarist John Etheridge. Williams has also been involved in several musical activities including the groups SKY, John Williams and Friends, Attacca and The National Youth Jazz Orchestra with Paul Hart.

The solo recital will take place on Tuesday, July 23, at 7pm. Tickets are available at and cost £32 stageside, £28 front rows and £22 rear rows. For more information visit, and