Guildhall Guitar Alumni: George Tarlton, Isabel Martínez …

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London is holding its annual Alumni Recital Series, on Tuesday 19 November 2019, at Milton Court Concert Hall.

This year, the recital features George Tarlton, who has just won First Prize at the IGF London International Guitar Competition, Isabel Martínez, who has just released her recording Noche Andaluza, the Peruvian-born Italian guitarist Francesco Scelzo playing jazz arrangements and the Norwegian guitarist Marius Noss Gundersen, who specialises in Brazilian repertoire – all performing in the ‘Guitar Spectacular’, directed by Robert Brightmore, Professor of Guitar at Guildhall.

George Tarlton, who is a member of  the Mela Guitar Quartet and the Housden-Tarlton Guitar Duo, will be playing solo music by Agustín Barrios, Sérgio Assad, Francis Kleynjans and Bryan Johanson at Milton Court.

Isabel Martínez will be playing repertoire from her Noche Andaluza recording: Invocación y Danza by Joaquín Rodrigo, Granada by Isaac Albéniz (arr. Manuel Barrueco) and Rondeña and Zapateado by Regino Sáinz de la Maza.

Marius Noss Gundersen performs as a soloist and in the guitar duo, Duo Gvito with guitarist Gjermund Titlestad; they have released three recordings together. At Milton Court, Marius will be playing a selection of music written by Marco Pereira.

Francesco Scelzo will be playing music by Django Reinhardt, Toots Thielemans, Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Here is Francesco Scelzo playing Roland Dyens’ arrangement of Django Reinhardt’s Nuages:

Tuesday 19 November 2019: London: Guildhall Alumni Series with GEORGE TARLTON, ISABEL MARTÍNEZ, FRANCESCO SCELZO and MARIUS NOSS GUNDERSEN. Milton Court Concert Hall, 7pm. Tel. 020 7638 8891. Tickets.

© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2019

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