On Sunday the 24th of September pupils who study guitar at WAIS departed for their first concert trip to Shanghai.
Göran Söllscher with his 11 string alto guitar opened with a transcription of Bach’s first cello suite. He followed this with Dowland, Bach and his own hugely popular arrangements of Beatles songs. The introduction of Eleanor Rigby proved especially effective among the pupils as their own guitar teacher had played it for them the day before in the Saturday Performance Workshop class.
After two encores we were ready to meet the artist and he proved to be as professional and humble off stage as he had been performing. A fantastic role model who took his time chatting to pupils, and posing for a number of photos with the whole group.