Harold Gretton – Classical Guitarist
“He extracted fire from his guitar without apparent effort.” Peter Casey, of Harold's performance of Nigel Westlake's Shadow Dances.
“He combines excellent technique with emotional insight.” Fred Blanks, of Harold's performance at the Sydney Guitar Society summer school.
“Absolutely amazing … [he] mesmerised the audience with his playing. Everyone listened in awe during his Concerto de Aranjuez and the olés and standing ovation were well deserved.” Lynn Mills, of Harold's performance at the Canberra Symphony Orchestra Proms concert.
“Impeccable facility, wonderful control and a marvelous palette of colour underpinned this most enjoyable performance ... I was enraptured.” Bernard Hickey, of Harold's performance in the Sydney Classical Guitar Society concert series 2008.
“[His guitar] sang the music of angels.” Domenic Mico, Canberra Times (November 2004).
“[g]lowing, expressive guitar-playing.” Bill Stephens, Artlook (October 2004) .
“Den Charakter der unterschiedlichen Sätze [von 5 Legnani Capricen] arbeitete er dabei genauso stilsicher heraus wie die unglaublicher Klangfarbenpalette die er auf seinem Instrument zaubert … technischen Meisterschaft und klanglichen Raffinesse.” Guido Krawinkel, General-Anzeiger (16. November 2011).
“The character of the different parts (of the 5 Legnani Caprices) were stylistically self-assured and featured the unbelievable palette of colours that he conjured up on his instrument … technically masterful and with a refined tone.”