Much as I like this, and many other guitar versions of Bach pieces (I'm a big Julian Bream fan!), my favourite in string pluckers playing Bach would be the mandolin player, Chris Thile. Imo, he's one of the most impressive musicians I've ever heard in any genre. JS Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
(I. Adagio 00:08, II. Fugue: 4:26, III. Siciliana: 08:46, IV. Presto: 11:49)
I first came across him when a friend took me to see the bluegrass band Nickel Creek in the US in about 1995 when they were all still teenagers. Their technical abilities were amazing, particularly Thile, and as they grew and matured they just got better, both technically and musically.
His interpretative abilities and engagement with whatever he's playing are at the highest level of understanding and musicianship. It's not just the absolute technical mastery of his instrument but a feel for the music that's rare to find. The technique is always serving the music rather than just wafting about on its own account like so many guitar widdlers.
He's also one of the most personable, least pretentious, and most 'attitude'-free people I've ever met; his love of music shines though in his personality and playing. Whatever genre(s) he's in.
A few more bits:JS Bach: Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
I'd love to hear a better recording of this: Paganini Caprice No.1Bit of improv with Jon Brion captured on a bonus track from a DVD of Step BrothersPunch Brothers Live at House of Blues - yes, he sings too! (WARNING - Contains banjo!)
This might be better than the original version they recorded in 1999/2000 Nickel Creek - When You Come Back Down (Livecreek Performance)
Apologies for the digression - now back to the advertised programme