Yvonne is an accomplished classical guitarist based in Leicester. She studied guitar with Craig Ogden at the Royal Northern College of Music, Michael Lewin of the Royal Academy of Music, London, and Nicola Hall.
She gained her Master of Music in solo guitar performance from the Royal Northern College of Music and is also a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music and a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the London College of Music.
She has given concerts in the UK and abroad including appearances at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and broadcasts on BBC Radio Leicester. Her charity concerts raised over £2,500 for Leicestershire Churches in 2014.
Yvonne has published three books of her own music which have been described as ‘excellent publications containing mature, melodic, interestingly harmonised, lovely little pieces’ (Classical Guitar Magazine, October 2014.)
Her composition, ‘Promise’, is published by Trinity College of Music in the 2016 examination series, and her piece ‘Majesty’, which was composed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations is included in the Jubilee Time Capsule.
Yvonne’s teaching career has included working as a guitar examiner for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Guildhall, lecturing on guitar at Trinity College London, contributing monthly articles on guitar playing for Guitar International Magazine and teaching guitar at Leicester University.
See Yvonne playing excerpts from some of her compositions …