Welcome to the offical website of English guitarist, composer and teacher Sam Cave. Here you will find information about Sam’s future and past concerts, details of his work as a composer and teacher, as well as repertoire lists, biographies and multimedia. Upcoming concerts and events are below and recent concert highlights can be found on the ‘guitarist’ page.

Select a page on the right to begin browsing the site…….or scroll down for upcoming concerts..….

Latest News

More new reviews for Refracted Resonance here!

Airtime on BBC Radio 3 – a track from ‘Refracted Resonance’ was featured on Late Junction in July. Listen again here

Great review of ‘Refracted Resonance’ out now from This Is Classical Guitar here

‘Refracted Resonance’ now available for pre-order!!!! More info here

Sam signs with Metier Records!! Sam’s debut solo CD ‘Refracted Resonance’ will be released in March 2019. It features music by Christopher Fox, Horatiu Radulescu and George Holloway.

LSO Soundhub 2017-19

Sam has recently been selected as an LSO Soundhub associate composer for 2017-19. During this time he will be working with The Octandre Ensemble, Improviso and Johan Lofving at LSO St. Luke’s in London.

Review of Park Lane Group concert in the June edition of Classical Guitar Magazine.

Great review of Winterreise in The Independent on Sunday.

Another lovely review of Winterreise at the Tristan Bates Theatre with David Owen Norris and Thomas Guthrie.

Sam is now featured on the players page of luthier Jeroen Hilhorst’s website.

New Recordings

Click here to be taken to Sam’s Soundcloud page for the latest new recordings.

Upcoming concerts and performances


Recital with Jane Wilkinson at the Swedish Church – 17/01/19, London, UK

A recital of baroque song arranged for soprano and guitar by Sam. This concert will also feature some guitar solos.

Premiere with Improviso – 01/02/19, London, UK

Dynamic and exciting period instrument ensemble Improviso will premiere Sam’s new work …on plain air… for recorder, baroque violin, baroque cello and theorbo in the Brunel University lunchtime concert series. The Beldham, Brunel University, 1:10pm, free entry. More info here.

Music’all Scholarship fundraiser – 16/03/19, London, UK

Sam will perform a selection of guitar solos as part of this concert to raise funds to provide scholarships to the Music’all school of music. More information here.

Octandre @ Cardiff University – 03/04/19, Cardiff, UK

Together with Audrey Milheres (flute) and Corentin Chassard (cello) Sam will give a performance and workshop for undergraduate composition students at Cardiff University.

Refracted Resonance @ Hundred Years Gallery – 31/05/19, London, UK

A special solo concert of repertoire from Sam’s new Metier records CD. Music by Christopher Fox, Tristan Murail, George Holloway, Horatiu Radulescu and Sam Cave. 7:30pm, Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton, £5. More info here

Choir Premiere in China – 16/06/19, Tianjin, China

Sam’s new commission for the George Holloway Children’s Choir receives its world premiere at the Cathay Future Concert Hall in Tianjin, China.

George Holloway Children’s Choir performance 2 – 08/07/19, Oxford, UK

Another performance of Sam’s new commission for the George Holloway Children’s Choir. Hollywell Music Room, Oxford University, 8pm.

George Holloway Children’s Choir performance 3 – 09/07/19, London, UK

Another performance of Sam’s new commission for the George Holloway Children’s Choir. Brunel Tunnel Museum, 4pm.

Nonclassical in the sky garden – 25/08/19, 120 Fenchurch Street, London, UK, 6-9pm

Sam performs a set from his Refracted Resonance CD in this very special event curated by Nonclassical and Gabriel Prokofiev. Free entry, more info here.

Duo Nuevo and Flaugissimo Duo in Cornwall – 21/09/19, Marhamchurch, Cornwall, UK, 7:30pm

Sam performs on guitar and baroque guitar alongside Ruth Corney (flute) and Yu-Wei Hu (baroque and romantic flute) and Johan Lofving (romantic guitar and theorbo) in a programme of music for two flute and guitar duos.

Thornham Summer Festival – 29/08/19-1/09/19, Thornham, Suffolk, UK

Sam returns to the beautiful acoustics of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva for solo and chamber performances at this wonderful festival curated by cellist Corentin Chassard.

Refracted Resonance @ Brunel – 18/10/19 – London, UK

Sam performs music from his new album alongside groundbreaking music by Nicholas Moroz at his annual recital at Brunel. 1pm, The Beldham, Brunel University, Uxbridge.

Octandre @ HCMF – 23/11/19 – Huddersfield, UK

Together with the Octandre Ensemble Sam performs in the world premiere of Frank Denyer’a hour long epic ‘The Fish That Became the Sun’. Huddersfield Town Hall, 5pm. More info and tickets here



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