Julian Bream:

My Favorite Albums

RCA Red Seal release prior to complete box set. A great taste of the Art of Julian Bream


We are still anxiously awaiting the rumoured autobiography.

Classical Guitar Magazine

The magazine recently mentioned this site, www.julianbreamguitar.com, on their digital issue for July 15, 2018.

On the occasion Julian Bream's birthday, the magazine reprinted a 2014 article on Julian Bream by Thérèse Wassily Saba. The magazine editor, Blair Jackson, mentioned this site in association with the article and birthday wishes for the maestro. Ms. Jackson referred to www.julianbreamguitar.com as a "wonderful fan site"!!!

The upcoming printed issue will contain another Julian Bream article, again by Thérèse Wassily Saba.

Here is a link: Happy 85th Birthday Julian Bream!

Recent updates on JulianBreamGuitar.com

Literature - Magazines Articles (March 2019)

-Revised the entire page with several new additions

Recorded Works - Works Written for Julian Bream page (March 2019)

-Revised the entire page with several new additions

Discography - Listen to album on YouTube links (February 2019).
-Provided by Universal Music Group North America for all Westminster recordings,

-Provided by Sony Music Entertainment for all RCA recordings

-Provided by Warner Music Group for some EMI Classics recording.

Discography - Miscellaneous Recordings page (3 new additions on February 2019)

-Muriel Smith-Songs of Christmas
-Highlights From Aldeburgh Autumn Chamber Music Festival - 1977 -
-Britten the Performer 9 - Handel, Britten / Harper, Pears  (same recording as in Box set below)

Discography - Compilation Recordings page - CD page (1 new additions on January 2019)
-Julian Bream Live, Aldeburgh Festival 1958 & 1959

Biography page:

-I am continuously adding to the biography page. 

News and Recent Updates


Julian Bream with Peter Pears

Live, Aldeburgh Festival 1958 & 1959

The Doremi label has just released two performances from the famous Aldeburgh festival.

New Box Set by RCA - 2013
RCA Red Seal recent release.  A box set containing all recordings released on that label throughout his 40 year tenure. 

Latest Releases



This is NOT Julian Bream's official website. As far as I know, Julian Bream does not have an official website. Nor does it appear as if Westminster, RCA, EMI or Sony Records have ever maintained a website for the musician. Given that Mr. Bream is considered such an iconic figure in the world of classical guitar, he is mentioned in most every website that is dedicated to discussing the instrument and its associated music. 

I have created this site to gather all the information on Julian Bream that is available and place it nicely organized in one location- julianbreamguitar.com. Hopefully, this site will provide useful information to all those who have an appreciation for the classical guitar and/or Julian Bream's professional life as a classical guitarist and lutenist. 


Julian Bream is retired; therefore, no new recordings are expected to surface. Still, there is so much information available on his life that I think updating this site will keep me busy for some time. So, peruse at your leisure and check back often — you never know when something NEW is going to pop up for your musical enjoyment! What I am referring to is, who knew that RCA/Sony Music would follow up "Julian Bream: My Favorite Albums" with the release of the beautiful box set  "The Complete RCA Album Collection". That was a BIG SURPRISE!

Please make note that I do not know Mr. Julian Bream personally. I only saw him perform in concert once, many years ago, when I was a young man.  I do NOT have any of his personal contact information. Please do NOT email me requesting that I "pass on" information or comments to Mr. Bream because I have no way of doing so.

Finally, this site has one purpose only and that is to be informational. No opinions will be stated here although it is obvious I have a healthy respect for my subject. I have many favorite classical guitarist and this site is dedicated to all of them.

Julian Bream

Welcome to the website dedicated to "The Art of Julian Bream" !

 The Art of

    Julian Bream

    Classical guitarist

                       and lutenist