Akustik Gitarre
September - October 2006

Revista Vórtex (Vortex Music Journal)

Vol. 08, No. 03, ISSN 2317-9937

- A large part of this issue is dedicated to Julian Bream

- Every article has a link to the actual article online.

- Some of the articles are in Portuguese. Use Google translate feature on Google.

Julian Bream by Fabio Zanon, no. pages: 10


Jullian Bream by Laura Snowden, no. pages: 5


“...the luthenist!”: ambivalências e desvios nas regravações de Julian Bream
by Sidney Molina, no. pages: 12


Studying with Bream Alice Artzt, no. pages: 3


Julian Bream: a man for all seasons Gilson Antunes, no. pages: 7


Retrato musical de Julian Bream por Leo Brouwer Teresinha Prada,no. pages: 7


 Julian Bream e a Luteria Ricardo Dias, no. pages: 5


Bream, Birtwistle and Beyond: The Genesis of a New Work Jonathan Leathwood, no. pages: 22


Letter: Meeting Julian Bream

AL#143 p.2               
James Buckland                                                                                           

[▪] Jim talks about meeting famous guitarists through his teacher Eli Kassner. Mentions John Williams, Leo Brouwer, and the Toronto Guitar Society..

Classical Guitar
December 2014
Article: Julian Bream

Celebrating the Life of Classical Guitar Master Julian Bream—a 2014 Interview with Our First Cover Artist

This Classical Guitar article is available online on their website.


Premier Guitar

Julian Bream: 1933-2020 by Jason Vieaux

August 17, 2020


Classical Guitar
June 2004

Classic Classics - C.F Martin 0-28   c. 1880 by James Westbrook

The articles discusses the Martin guitar used by Julian Bream from 1948 to 1952. This guitar was used by Bream for his debut performance at the Wigmore Hall in November 1951. Several pictures are included with the article. 

Classical Guitar
July 2008

Classical Guitar
August 2014
Article: Julian Bream Masterclass

January 2007
Article: Julian Bream Interview by

-the release of the DVD My Life in Music.
-his retirement in 2002
-his current practice shedule for occasional local concerts
-writting a book of memoirs
-writting a book based on interpretation of the works written for him
-the quick obligatory bio prior to fame - as a youth, in the service, playing jazz
- his dad buying a used lute guitar
-Malcolm Arnold: the Serenade for Guitar and Strings in 1955
-Britten compositions and the responsibility of playing the Nocturnal effectively
-meeting Stravinsky
-car accident and rehabilation of his arm
-his fellings about America (United States)
-people confusing him for a "Sir Bream when he is a Mr.Bream

Read the interview here: Julian Bream Interview


Magazine Articles: 2000 - present

Awards 2013

American Lutherie - The Journal of the Guild of American Luthiers

Remembering Julian Bream
by Cyndy Burton, José Romanillos, R.E. Bruné, Jeffrey R. Elliott, Kevin Aram, Gary Southwell, and Simon Ambridge

"The great classical guitarist Julian Bream was well known for supporting and encouraging contemporary composers and promising young players. Less noticed by the public, but of special importance to luthiers, was Bream’s work with a handful of classical guitar makers from whom he commissioned the fine instruments that he played. In this article, those luthiers offer memories of their interactions with Julian Bream."

The Simon Ambridge portion of the article was made available on the Delcamp site.


Classical Guitar
Fall 2018
Article: Julian Bream turns 85!