Acclaimed English guitarist comes to HK

ENGLISH guitarist Julian Bream will give one recital in Hongkong on March 9 in City Hall Concert Hall at 8 pm.

The guitarist has won many critical acclaims.

Mr Bream made his debut in London at Wigmore Hall in 1950. His first north American tour was made in 1958. Thereafter, he gave concerts in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.

In addition to annual tours of his native England and other European countries, he has made more than 40 north American tours.

Mr Bream was awarded the highest honours in the recording industry, among them six Grammys and Edison awards for ''Record of the Year'' in 1964 and 1974.

His celebrated lute playing revived much more for that instrument, and he has also considerably broadened the contemporary guitar repertoire. Britten, Walton, Henze, Fricker, Sir Michael Tippett and Richard Rodney Bennett have composed works especiallyfor him.

In his forthcoming concert in Hongkong, Julian Bream will play a full guitar programme, which includes works by Frescobaldi, Vises, Bach and Albeniz.

Tickets for this Urban Council presentation, priced at $50, $100 and $160 with half-price tickets available for students and senior citizens, are available at all URBTIX outlets. For telephone reservation, call 734-9009.