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Zahrah Hutton is a guitarist, arranger, and chamber musician.

 

She studied classical guitar at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with first class honours in 2023. In her second year she was awarded the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Prize. In August 2022, she was supported by the Edward James Foundation to perform at West Dean Guitar Festival.

Zahrah is a member of the Mela Guitar Quartet. Together with recorder player Beth Toulson, she placed in the top twelve of the Sören Sieg Music Competition 2021 for their performance of ‘Cádiz’ for recorder and guitar, winning the opportunity to work with the composer to premiere five new works for guitar duo. Zahrah recorded the ‘Inkanyamba’ suite for two guitars with Oli Kinsella, and the recordings were premiered online in December 2022. Zahrah was a member of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble camerata from 2015 to 2020.

Zahrah is also trained in the Kodály Method, holding Level 8 Kodály Musicianship awarded by the British Kodály Academy.​

Zahrah plays a 2023 Michael Gee guitar.

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