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 Stell, Amanda Cook and Mark Ashford – concert will be in Hall One at Kings Place, 7.30pm.
On Friday 27 October 2017, the cello and guitar duo of Nadège Rochat and Rafael Aguirre will play works by Falla, Granados, Albéniz and Cassadó, Piazzolla, Ravel, Lara and Gardel. This concert is also part of the Cello Unwrapped series at Kings Place.
On Saturday 28 October 2017, Eduardo Niebla will present a programme of Flamenco Jazz in Hall One, Kings Place, 7.30pm.
The IGF’s ASPIRE PLATFORM: UK conservatoires present on Saturday 28 October 2017, at 12.30pm in Hall Two at Kings Place: Jack Hancher and João Lima (tickets), and at 2pm the cello and guitar duo of Thomas Bertolotti and Merlin Miller, the flute and guitar duo Duo Villanesca with Ana Estefanía Rodríguez and guitarist Peter Joe Bennett, the Alma Guitar Trio with Hannah Woollacott, Jonnie Cumming and Rowan McConkey, and the Meraki Guitar Quartet with Will Scott, Matt House, Elizabeth Parkes and Kristan Richardson. Tickets.
On Saturday 28 October 2017, the Vida Guitar Quartet will be giving a WORKSHOP at 9am, tickets and from 4–5.30pm in the St Pancras Room at Kings Place there will be a panel discussion on The Guitar in Education led by Professor Stephen Goss. Tickets.
The London Guitar Festival continues into next week, with the German guitarist Augustin Wiedemann sharing the evening with the Concordis Guitar Quartet with the Portuguese guitarists Pedro Rufino, Eudoro Grade, Jorge Pires and João Nunes on Saturday 4 November 2017 at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL, 7.30pm; the evening begins with a concert at 6.30pm by the London Guitar Orchestra conducted by Tom Kerstens which is free to the public. Tickets.
Continuing with a solo guitar recital by the young Spanish guitarist David Eres Brun, in a shared concert with the Maria Camahort Quintet (Maria Camahort, guitar and arrangements, Violeta García, voice and violin, Laura Ruhí-Vidal, soprano, Sergio Serra, cello and Ángel Muñoz Retamero, percussion) presenting their Iberian Colours programme on Sunday 5 November 2017 at the Teatro Cervantes, Arch 26, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, 3pm. Tickets.
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