Will Scott recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music where he studied classical guitar under Gary Ryan, Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell and jazz guitar with Milton Mermikides. He has also taken part in master classes with internationally renowned guitarists such as John Williams and Craig Odgen.
Originally from Tunbridge Wells, Will began playing the electric guitar at the age of eight and with encouragement from Jimmy Page, took up the classical guitar, aged eleven. Will was awarded a scholarship to Bethany School where he studied with Andrew Keeping, achieving a distinction in his ATCL diploma. During his school years, Will played in Guitar Circus, one of the UK’s most prestigious youth guitar ensembles and played electric guitar in the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Will was the winner of the 2014 mid-Kent Young Musician of the Year and Tunbridge Wells Recital prize and a recently won the 2018 RCM guitar prize. In June, Will premiered William Lovelady’s Passing Time, dedicated to the late Roland Dyens at Linden Hall Studio, Deal. He has also performed new contemporary guitar works at the National Portrait Gallery and premiered a commissioned work for the Meraki Guitar Quartet as part of international women’s day.
Will has played at the International Guitar Festival in London and has performed at venues such as Kings Place, South Bank Centre, The V&A and Elgar Rooms, Albert Hall. Will’s guitar playing has also been used for a BBC documentary about the Portuguese artist, Paula Rego.
Will regularly plays at private and corporate events such as weddings, charity fundraisers, drink receptions and City dinners. Past performances have been at venues such as The HAC, Drapers' Hall, Two Temple Place, Haberdashers’ Hall, Merchant Taylors Hall and London Charter House, The V&A, Whitechapel Gallery.
He has also played in musicals across London, including West Side Story, Sister Act, Billy Elliot and We Will Rock You. Will has played for jazz band across London and played for the RCM Big Band during his time at RCM.
Will plays a Cedar Juan Hernandez and a Spruce Angelo Vailati guitar.