John Charles Britton
John Charles Britton, a native of Texas, is a classical guitarist and vocal accompanist of the highest caliber. He studied with world-renowned guitarist Sergio Assad at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received a Professional Studies Diploma and a Masters degree. In addition, he holds an undergraduate degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he was a student of Julian Gray.
An accomplished solo performer, John Charles Britton gave the North American premiere of Jean Françaix’ Concerto pour guitare in collaboration with Maestro Alasdair Neale and the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra in November 2013. John is also a gifted arranger, and the winner of the first and second prizes at the First Annual Seconda Prattica International Guitar Arranging Competition with arrangements of piano works by Debussy and Durey for solo guitar.
In addition to solo guitar settings, his work in voice and guitar arrangements have put him in high demand. He recently arranged a variety of repertoire for guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and soprano Angela Gheorghiu, who performed John’s settings at an intimate concert at the Verbier Festival in the summer of 2015. A sensitive accompanist, John Charles Britton has recorded well-loved spirituals with baritone Lester Lynch, and arrangements of Schubert lieder, including those featured on this album, published by Productions d’Oz.