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Published: 12 June 2014

John Williams performs concerto by School of Arts composer

John Williams and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform Professor Stephen Goss's Guitar Concerto to a sell-out crowd at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

John Williams and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have honoured Professor Stephen Goss's Guitar Concerto (2012) with a performance to a packed auditorium at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK.

Williams and the RPO have just released a recording of the concerto, and have been touring the piece in sold-out venues around the country.

The concerto has been broadcast on Classic FM and on ABC in Australia, and was the subject of a feature-length article in Classical Guitar Magazine. John Williams also discussed the piece with Suzi Klein on In Tune on BBC Radio 3.

Mr Williams recently became Honorary President of the University of Surrey's new International Guitar Research Centre, of which Professor Goss is Director. The world-famous classical guitarist is retiring from travelling and solo engagements after this summer.

As well as being a prolific composer whose work is performed regularly around the world, Professor Goss is Director of Research in the School of Arts. He teaches music history and composition on the undergraduate BMus Music and postgraduate MMus (Composition) programmes, as well as supervising PhD candidates.