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Julian bream at 11 years of age with the small Ibanez. Picture from the BMG July 1945.

Instruments:

This page is dedicated to the instruments played by Julian Bream.


Julian Bream is a multi-instrumentalist. For most of his youth he played the piano and the cello. He not only received formal education on these two instruments at the prestigous Royal College of Music but performed with both of these intruments. He also received limited education on the classical guitar until he decided to self-educate early on.  He was a very succesful performer as a youth on all 3 instruments.


As Julian became a young man, he did stop playing the cello but continued to play the piano for pleasure. As a professional adult musician, Julian consentrated on fretted string instruments. He continued his professional journey with the classical guitar and started setting his sites on other instruments such as the lute, the renaissance (four-cou

rse) guitar, the Spanish vihuela and the baroque guitar. This section is dedicated to the different instruments that have helped Julian bream make beautiful music.


The instruments associated with Julian Bream have been divided into 5 categories.


1 - Classical guitar - during adolescence

2 - Classical guitar - during adulthood

3 - Early period guitars

4 - Lutes

5 - Piano

Hermann Hauser I SP/CSAR (1928)

Built in 1928

Purchased by Bream on 1950

Used in early recitals from 1950 to 1955

Last restoration 1989

Sold on January 18, 1992

Used in early recitals from 1950 to 1955



Hermann Hauser I SP/CSAR (1957)
Built in 1957
Purchased by Bream on 1959
Used from 1959 to 1963

On the The Art of Julian Bream album cover.


David "Jose" Rubio SP/CSAR (1965) No. 30

Built in 1965 for Bream
Purchased by Bream on 1965
Used from 1965 to




Date: Acquired August 1947

Guitar: Ramirez - unknown model or year of construction.





















Date: Loaned to JB July 1947

Guitar: Hauser form Clifford Essex - unknown model or year of construction.


Date:Acquired in 1947

Guitar: Spanish - Giuseppe Calace of Naples (Italian) Spanish-style classical guitar - unknown model or year of construction.

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Date: Loaned to JB in 1947

Guitar: Salvador Ibáñez - unknown model or year of construction.

Notes:

-Adult sized guitar loaned by Wilfred Appleby and used at Julian's Trial recital in Cheltenham.



Date: Acquired in 1946

Guitar: Maccaferri guitar - unknown model or year of construction.

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Date: Acquired in 1944

Guitar: Salvador Ibáñez - unknown model or year of construction (early 1900).

Notes:

-July 15, 1944. Julian becomes 11 years old and his given a small Spanish guitar.

-At 13 year old he used this smaller guitar for his first formal recital at Cheltenham despite already having used adult sized guitars.







Julian Bream at 13 years of age. With the small Ibanez outside of Cheltenham. His first formal rectial in 1947