CGSA News Letter December 2016


Date:   Sunday,  4th December 2016**

*** Please note that December Meeting is the first Sunday of the month ***

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half : Open Floor 2nd Half:Guest Artist

Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)



GUEST Artist

George Wills.

Classical guitarist George Wills holds a Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music. George won third prize in the New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in 2014, and also received a prize for the best performance of a New Zealand Work. In January 2016 George was a featured performer at the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School, as a recipient of the ‘New Zealand Aspiring Guitarist Award’. While at the NZSM, George studied with Dr. Jane Curry and Professor Matthew Marshall.

Following a successful audition tour in the USA, George was accepted into Master of Music programs at the San Francisco Conservatoire of Music, The University of Arizona, and Oklahoma City University. However he will pursue studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2017.

George is also a recipient of the Massey University High-Achiever Scholarship, a Jack C. Richards Music Award, Freemasons Hinemoa-Kairangi Benevolent Trust Award, and the Timaru Arts Foundation Scholarship.


N.Z. Guitar Competition December 9-10-11th Dec. entries to be in by 25th November,,,,see website for print out of entry form.



Listen to Plains FM on line …….they have a Classical Guitar Hour each month.

Here is the October edition with an interveiw with Bruce Paine


CGSA on facebook!/groups/275416659214874/

Our new website is up and running.

New Auckland Guitar Society website is….

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