Das National Youth Guitar Ensemble (NYGE) – Jugend-Gitarrenensemble der EGTA in Großbritannien

Beim Besuch der Website der EGTA in Großbritannien habe ich das Jugendgitarrenensemble NYGE (National Youth Guitar Ensemble) entdeckt.

Das Ensemble wurde 1999 von der EGTA gegründet um jungen Gitarristen zwischen 13 und 18 Jahren die Gelegenheit zum Ensemblespiel zu geben. Das Ensemble trifft sich zweimal im Jahr zu Lehrgängen. Daneben gibt es offensichtlich noch zwei weitere Ensembles in London und Birmingham die sich monatlich treffen.

Das Ensemble spielt überwiegend zeitgenössische Originalkompositionen für Gitarrenensemble. Leiter ist der Gitarrist und Komponist Gerald Garcia.

Hier eine Playliste mit den Videos dieses Ensembles.

Playliste NYGE – National Youth Guitar Ensemble

Zu hören sind:

  • Bantu von Andrew York
  • Anthem von Mark Houghton (geschrieben für das NYGO)
  • Rose Garden von Gilbert Biberian
  • Carlo Domeniconi – Oyun
  • Gary Ryan – Flower of the field
  • Shingo Fujii – Quattro Ritornelli
  • Leo Brouwer – Acerca del Cielo, el Aire y la Sonrisa
  • Celso Machado – Folguedo
  • Gerald Garcia – Wiegen
  • W. A. Mozart – Adagio and Fugue
  • Anton Arensky (1891-1906) – Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky; arranged by S. Gordon
  • G. Garcia – „Four Hebridean Songs“ (mit der Sängerin Belinda Evans)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos –  „Bachianas Brasileiras No.5“ ; arr. Susans; (mit der Sängerin Belinda Evans)


Weitere Informationen

NYGE Academy

The National Youth Guitar Ensemble, lead by Musical Director Gerald Garcia, offers the highest standard of ensemble training in the UK for young aspiring guitarists aged 13-18. Our aim is to develop our member’s musicianship and performance skills to the highest level, in a supportive and inspirational environment.

Performing in an ensemble not only helps to develop teamwork and leadership, but can also help to build a student’s confidence and social skills. Many friendships are formed on the courses and our members appreciate the opportunity to share their passion for the guitar with like-minded people.

NYGE ACADEMY runs two residential courses each year. During the courses the ensemble rehearse for up to five hours a day. In the afternoon, students have some free time to unwind, where they can use the venues sports and games facilities or just simply relax. Each evening the course mentors organise social activities, which can include games, quiz and open mic nights. The intensive week of rehearsals concludes with a concert at a prestigious venue.

The National Youth Guitar Ensemble was founded in 1999 by the European Guitar Teachers Association, and has continued to grow with success.  Some of their successes include a highly acclaimed performance with John Williams in 2002 at the Guildhall (Bath) collaborations with the Eden Stell duo, which lead to the release of the Festive Fizz CD featuring NYGE’s recording with the duo and with Cellist Victoria Walker. Stephen Dodgson and Alfonso Montes have dedicated works to NYGE and the ensemble has performed in the presence of Leo Brouwer and Andrew York. In 2010 NYGE were directed by guitarist/composer Gary Ryan and performed the world premiere of the work ‘Flower of the Field’ which was commissioned for the ensemble’s 10 year anniversary. Since then they have worked with many highly sought after artists.

NYGE London und NYGE Birmingham

NYGE UK is an unrivalled opportunity for young classical guitarists to train throughout the year with some of the most inspirational and gifted tutors in the UK.
We are looking for enthusiastic guitarists aged 12-18 years old who have reached Grade 5 standard or higher to join our NYGE UK ensembles in London and Birmingham. Each ensemble meets monthly during term-time.