Bridget is a classical guitarist and has been performing as a soloist and ensemble player for many years (including with artists such as John Williams, Paco Peña and with orchestras). She learned the cello from age 6, and took up the guitar at age 8, winning several music competitions in her teenage years. She won a scholarship to the Guildhall and then the Royal Academy of Music where she received masterclass tuition from Julian Bream and John Williams (a lifelong inspiration). She also has a love for all popular styles, and is a professional electric guitarist, winning Total Guitar’s 2003 Blues Guitar competition, which gained her a scholarship to study with Frank Gambale’s Los Angeles Music Academy. She has performed electric guitar with Sam Brown, Steve Winwood and leads the party band Abnormally Funky
Bridget is also an experienced teacher, ABRSM consultant, author of 3 books and an instructional DVD and is external examiner for the Royal College of Music. She writes a monthly classical guitar column for Guitar Techniques magazine, which has now been running for over 7 years ( 100 consecutive issues) and is syndicated in Europe and US. Current projects include post production on her 3rd solo album, and performing with a style-defying classical guitar and electronics duo Tension Blue at guitar festivals and the upcoming We Are Robots festival Nov 2-5 2017 in London.
Although originally a lake district girl, Bridget now lives in London with her husband (composer, teacher and guitarist) Milton Mermikides and her daughter Chloe.
You can get in touch with her here
- Written by MM (as Bridget hates talking about herself, and is currently drinking tea and arranging for her St. Paul’s Girls School guitar ensemble)