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…

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’).…

Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet – Rising Grace on tour

The guitarist and composer Wolfgang Muthspiel released his studio album Rising Grace on 28 October 2016, which features equally superb musicians: trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Larry Grenadier and the drummer Brian Blade, with whom he has collaborated over many years. Nine tracks have been composed by Wolfgang Muthspiel and there is one track, Wolfgang’s Waltz composed…