Nicola Hall

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Nicola Hall (born 3 March 1969), [1] is an English classical guitarist.

She was born in Ipswich and studied at Chetham's School of Music, later at the Royal Northern College of Music and also with John Williams. She won first prizes in several competitions (1986 Poland, 1987 Toronto). She was the first guitarist to receive the Royal Overseas League's Gold Medal in 1989.[2] Her 1991 debut disc Virtuoso Guitar Transcriptions was highly praised[3] for both technical brilliance and artistic expression.

Nicola Hall's recordings present her own transcriptions of works originally composed for other instruments.



  1. ^ Maurice J. Summerfield: The Classical Guitar. Its Evolution, Players and Personalities Since 1800, 5th edition (Blaydon-on-Tyne: Ashley Mark Publishing Co., 2002), p. 143.
  2. ^ Decca CD 440 678-2, Nicola Hall - The Art of the Guitar, liner notes, p. 6
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2013-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)