DAVID RUSSELL will soon be in the United Kingdom to perform recitals and give masterclasses, organised by International Guitar Foundation (IGF). On Thursday 29 January 2015 he will perform at St George’s Bristol and on Saturday 31 January 2015 he will perform at the Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School, London.
His programme includes Fantasia III in F major by Fernando Sor, his own transcription of Sonata in Bflat major by Vivaldi, Partita I, BWV 825 by J.S. Bach (transcribed by Gerhard Reichenbach), Sonatina by Jorge Morel and at St George’s, Bristol he will perform only a preview of a new piece by Stephen Goss – Cantigas de Santiago; the première of the seven-movement Cantigas de Santiago will be at the London concert.
Audience are welcome to attend the MASTERCLASSES: On Sunday 1 February 2015 from 10am–1pm, Lecture Recital Room, Guildhall School, London: tickets. On Friday 30 January 2015 from 9am–12 noon, Boric Room, St George’s, Bristol: tickets
David Russell has had a number of fine works composed for him and in 2009, he decided to release a recording of these works on For David (Telarc International – 80707). The list of works is impressive and, needless to say, so also is the performance!
Aquarelle by Sérgio Assad
Divertimento – Valseana – Preludio e Toccatina
Arabesque en Forme de Caprice (sur la morte de Francisco Tárrega) by Francis Kleyjans
El Llanto de los Sueños by Stephen Goss
Cantiga – Madrugada – Alborada
Now and Ever I and Now and Ever II by Ben Verdery and three pieces by Phil Rosheger: Waltz No. 7; Lullaby to Wake Up With; and Good Luck Waltz.
© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2015