Paul Galbraith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in March 1964. His parents aren’t musicians, but the family name has been associated since the 12th century in Scotland with generations of harpists and lutenists.
“We always heard a lot of classical music at home. At three or four years of age, I was already addicted to some of their records”, Galbraith recalls, who started piano lessons when he was 7 years old, in London, where his family settled after returning from 3 years spent living in Malawi, East Africa, between 1967 and 1970.
Encouraged by the head teacher at his primary school, Galbraith began group guitar lessons at age 8. Some months later, this teacher recommended that he study with Graham Wade – who later came to publish a biography on Segovia.
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