Stephen Dodgson Guitar Chamber Music @StJPiccadilly

Tonight Friday 3 November 2017: the CD Launch Concert of Stephen Dodgson: The Guitar Chamber Works (Naxos, recorded by John Taylor) will be held at St James’s Piccadilly, featuring: Change-Ringers for four guitars (1996) performed by the Mēla Guitar Quartet (Daniel Bovey, Jiva Housden, Matthew Robinson, George Tarlton) Intermezzo (Citharae Chordae pro Pace) for four guitars…

London Guitar Festival @KingsPlace @ConwayHall @TeatroCervantes

The London International Guitar Festival begins this evening Thursday 26 October 2017 at Kings Place with the VIDA Guitar Quartet concert and launch of their new recording: Bachianas (BGS Records) featuring the music of Bach as well as two newly commissioned works by Howard Skempton and Laura Snowden. The VIDA Guitar Quartet – Mark Eden, Chris…

HOMMAGE À ROLAND DYENS: His 62nd Birthday

On this day, 19 October 2017, we remember Roland Dyens, who would have been celebrating his 62nd birthday. The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris will commemorate his birthday with a concert this evening of music and musicians who have been inspired by and who inspired Roland Dyens: ROLAND DYENS Tunis, Tunisia, 5th movement Hamsa extract…

Leo Brouwer London masterclasses & interview with John Williams

The Cuban composer, conductor and guitarist LEO BROUWER will be in London on 27–28 April 2017 to give open masterclasses: ‘Guitar for All’. The masterclasses will be in the form of one-to-one teaching, focusing both on Brouwer’s own compositions and the general classical guitar repertoire. In the spirit of ‘Guitar for All’, they are open to…

Marie-Louise’s Stauffer guitar rediscovered

When Erik Pierre Hofmann, Pascal Mougin and Stefan Hackl published their comprehensive book Stauffer & Co.– The Viennese Guitar of the 19th Century, beautifully illustrated and written in three languages (French, English and German), although they knew of the existence of Marie-Louise’s Stauffer guitar, remarkably, they did not know its whereabouts or whether in fact it had…

Women in Music @RCM Nova Guitar Duo premières Tailleferre

The International Women’s Day celebrations continue at the Royal College of Music with an evening recital featuring the UK première of Concerto for Two Guitars by the French composer  Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983) performed by the Nova Guitar Duo – Nelly von Alven on six-string guitar and Luiz Mantovani on eight-string guitar (also known as the ‘Brahms guitar’).…