”His is the sensitive interpretation of composers’ dreams.’’ Loretta K. Notareschi (composer and professor of music at Regis University, USA)
“Your playing is beautiful and you have completely captured my intention in the pieces” Jim Dalton (composer and professor of music theory, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, USA)
“Thank you so much Donald for an absolutely excellent concert.
I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing variety of music you played and the variety of techniques demonstrated.” J.S. (Ely)
April 2021, St Bride’s, Fleet Street, online
Friday 18th June, 2021, St Bride’s, Fleet Street, London
Saturday 31st July, 2021, Houghton St Mary, Norfolk 4.00pm
18th May, 2022, 7.30pm King’s Lynn Music Society
Friday 27th May, 2022, Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge 1.00pm
Tuesday 7th June, 2022, St. Bride’s Fleet Street, London
Wednesday 24th August, 2022 Downing Place URC, Cambridge
Donald Bousted benefitted from some excellent teaching, studying the guitar with Thomas Hartmann, the lute with Christopher Wilson and early music with Peter Holman and Ian Gammie. As an undergraduate his first study was lute and his specialism musical composition. Later, he took further guitar lessons with Antonio Albanes at the Guildhall School of Music and Oliver Hunt privately. He had a long-established duo with flutist Lucinda Bunce with whom he gave many recitals at venues including St John’s Smith Square, St Martin’s in the Fields and live on Classic FM. In 2017, he discovered the classical ukulele and, inspired by its sound and quirkiness, it seemed to bring many of his interests together. His first ukulele CD, ‘The New Classical Ukulele’ was released in November 2020 and he is currently in the process of recording two more CDs.
Early 16th Century Music originally written for renaissance guitar (played on baritone ukulele)
Modern classical music, much of which is written for Donald
Typical Lunchtime Recital Programme (example for St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London)
When possible, I am happy to give recitals for charitable causes. I have, so far, raised over £400 for NSPCC Childline and money for several Church funds in the Norfolk area and in London.