Manus Noble is one of the most exciting and innovative of today’s generation of young guitarists. Demonstrating a certain passion and flair for contemporary music and techniques, his hugely varied and eclectic concerts are in high demand. A warm and engaging performer, Noble has given recitals throughout the UK and abroad (including the Purcell Room, Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall) to exceptional critical acclaim, as well as composing original works for the instrument that challenge audience’s preconceptions of what is possible on the guitar.


  • “Manus Noble is an extremely talented young musician, showing great imagination on all his interpretations. He backs up his musicality with a superb technical ability, excelling in his colorful use of sound.”

    —David Russell

  • “Manus Noble… created warmth and intimacy… a wonderful shimmering texture almost like light playing on water… held an air of nocturnal contemplation… Noble’s playing was rapt and involving throughout”

    —Classical Source

  • “A wonderful guitarist who absolutely enthralled our audience… gave a superb recital… I guarantee he will be a household name before long”

    —BBC Radio Three, Peter Brice

  • “The real discovery was the youthful and prodigiously gifted Manus Noble… the technical assurance and huge range of colours emanating from his instrument pushing the boundaries… Here was a persuasive concert performer, with an instantly appealing sound, evident technical flair and the confidence to project his own imaginative conception of each piece with an instinctive sense of style. Clearly a name to watch.”

    Classical Guitar Magazine, Graham Wade

  • “…demonstrated Noble’s delicate, detailed finger work, and his ability to make the guitar sing… ethereal and graceful… hugely entertaining and accomplished recital. This was a recital of many moods and colours, playing with immaculate sensitivity”

    —Giles Woodforde, The Oxford Times

  • “Manus Noble is one of the very best of the new generation of guitarists. His fantastic technique, fluid, intuitive musicianship and warm and engaging on-stage personality make Manus a complete artist.”

    —Craig Ogden

  • “His playing acts like a potion and we are hooked. No sound comes from the mechanics of his technique, no scrapes and clicks from the activity of playing. We hear only clean notes. He vibratoes through the frets and watches his own immaculate fingers scurrying like spiders across the strings… the acclaim here is immediate… On this evidence, Noble must be the next big name in classical guitar… an unforgettable concert.”

    —Rick Jones, music critic and journalist

  • “Another future star was sighted in the guitarist Manus Noble… Remarkably self-assured, Noble dispatched everything with refined technique, kissed by poetry.”

    The Times, Geoff Brown

  • “Manus Noble is a very gifted guitarist. Not only does he have a fine technique, he is also a very musical and rhythmic player who performs with a great sense of projection and conviction.”

    —Gary Ryan

  • “Stylishly presented… it’s a tribute to Manus Noble that he made such a powerful, poised impression…”

    The Telegraph, Ivan Hewett

  • “Guitarist Manus Noble showed admirable sensitivity in novelties by MacCombie and Bloom; his pianissimo matched that of the eight cellists, which was a balm!”

    —Peter Woolf, Music Pointers