Guildhall Guitar Alumi: 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…

NOVA Guitar Duo: Farewell London – Hello Florianópolis, again

While in London we all feel a little misty eyed from farewelling the NOVA Guitar Duo of Luiz Mantovani and Nelly von Alven, in Florianópolis they are preparing to welcome back their Professor of Guitar at the State University of Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, the Brazilian guitarist Luiz Mantovani, who has spent the past…

London International Guitar Competition 2019 @KingsPlace

CONGRATULATIONS to George Tarlton who has won First Prize at the IGF London International Guitar Competition 2019, which was held on Saturday 26 October 2019, at Kings Place, London. The Chair of the Jury, the composer Stephen Goss, said the jury’s decision was extremely difficult, as the performances given by each of the three Finalists gave excellent performances. Elia…

London International Guitar Competition 2018: Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to Emmanuel Sowicz who has just won First Prize at the IGF London International Guitar Competition 2018, which was held on Saturday 27 October 2018, at Kings Place, London. The Chair of the Jury, the composer George Odam, said the jury’s decision was unanimous. Simone Rinaldo won Second Prize and Carlo Curatolo won Third prize. The…

London Guitar Festival 2018 @EuroStrings @KingsPlace

The annual London Guitar Festival organised by the International Guitar Foundation & Festivals (IGF) is going to be super charged this year. As well as featuring the Gerardo Núñez Quintet with Carmén Cortés (Friday 26 October 2018, Kings Place), Ana Vidovic (Saturday 27 October 2018, Kings Place), and Margarita Escarpa and Paco Seco (Sunday 27 October 2018, Kings Place),…

London Strings Festival: 26–30 September 2018

The London Strings Festival, which opened on Wednesday 26 September 2018, with fine performances given by Ahmed Mukhtar on Arabic oud and the Veles Ensemble string trio, and the cello  and piano duo of Emma Besselaar and Antonio Oyarzabal, continues tonight and over the weekend with concerts and a Luthiers’ Exhibition. On Friday 28 September 2018, the Eden-Stell…

Pablo Sáinz Villegas with Plácido Domingo and Lucero Tena @HollywoodBowl

Plácido Domingo is conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a celebration of Spanish music at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday 13 September 2018, featuring as soloists: the guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, the violinist Joshua Bell and the castanet virtuoso Lucero Tena. The calibre of the performers at this Hollywood Bowl concert is legendary. The programme includes: España, Rhapsody for orchestra…