Guy Traviss

Guy Traviss began studying guitar with Norwegian guitarist Arne Brattland. After receiving his Bachelors degree from the University of Surrey in 2007, where he was awarded the Robert Naylor prize for the most outstanding undergraduate recital, Guy remained at the University to gain a Masters degree in performance.

As a postgraduate student he also pursued further interests in Musical Aesthetics and Musicology. Guy has worked with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on his work for solo guitar, Hill Runes, which he performed as part of the University of Surrey Music Festival honouring the composer’s 75th birthday. He has also studied with composer Stephen Goss, as well as receiving training from guitarists such as Fabio Zanon, Craig Ogden, Jason Vieaux, Richard Wright and Paul Galbraith. Guy has performed in variety of settings both as a soloist and ensemble-player, with appearances at London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Freiberg International Festival of Music. Guy currently divides his time between teaching, writing and performing, and plans to begin a doctoral research programme related to the classical guitar in the near future.