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Classical Guitarist Newbury ID221

Styles Classical / Spanish • Pop Instrumental

Counties Berkshire • Bristol • Hampshire • Oxfordshire • Somerset • Wiltshire

Biography

Classical guitarist based in Berkshire available for weddings and functions.
Here is an opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful and exciting music for classical guitar. His repertoire encompasses a wide range of eras and compositional styles. From the renaissance period and the beautiful work of Luis de Narvaez through a portfolio of the most innovative contemporary styles such as the minimalism of Leo Brouwer and music of new complexity by Giles Swayne and Philip Cashian. He is dedicated to bringing new music to the concert platform having premiered works by Lawrence Reed. Inspiration and musical insight combine to create a highly informed and unique performance.

History
He came to the classical guitar at the relatively late age of eighteen. He progressed at an astonishing rate securing a place to study classical guitar with the world renowned performer Tom Kerstens at Bath Spa University. The five-year course culminated in his receiving a first class MA. He has played in master classes with, amongst others, Nigel North, Scott Tennant, Roland Dyens and Carlos Bonnell. His solid technique combined with sympathetic interpretation won him a prestigious scholarship to study at the Bath International Guitar Festival. Subsequently, he has been invited back to perform on two occasions. He has performed numerous well-received recitals in the UK including two premiers of works by Lawrence Reed.

"A player of excellent technique producing a wide variety of tones and colours, a truly musical performance."
Bath Chronicle

Now
He is a well-respected teacher of guitar with a thriving teaching practice. He has secured teaching contracts with Berkshire Young Musicians Trust and Bath International Guitar Festival. Most notably He has been heavily involved in the festivals outreach program. A project involving schools, and organizations, dedicated to helping disadvantage children. Subsequent to his work on the outreach project he has been invited to partake on the reputable Summer School teaching program at next years Guitar Festival.
He was also the production manager for BGS the Bath International Guitar Festival's record and publishing label.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

Classical/Spanish
Luys de Narvaez (c. 1530 - 1550)

Guardame las Vacas
John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
Queen Elizabether's Galliard
My Lady Hunssdon's Puffe
Gaspar Sanz (c.1640 - c.1710)
Canarios
J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
Air on the G String
Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686 - 1750)
Passacallie
Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
Pavane
Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839)
Estudio No.2
Estudio No.5
Estudio No.6
Estudio No. 17
Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Lagrimia
Issac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)
Leyenda (Asturias)
Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885 - 1944)
Julia Florida
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
Five Preludes
Estude No.11
Choros No.1
Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
Verano Porteno
Alberto Ginastera
Sonata for Guitar Op.47
Antonio Lauro (1917 - 1986)
Three Venezuelan Waltzes
Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - )
Five Impromptus
Sir William Walton (1902 - 1983)
Five Bagatelles
Giles Swayne (1946 - )
Solo
Paulo Bellinati (1950 -)
Jongo
Edward McGuire (1948 - )
Dark Cloud
Deirdre Gribbon
The Sanctity of trees
Yuquijiro Yocoh
Sakura Theme and Variations
Philip Cashian
Talvi
Leo Brouwer (1939 - )
Elogio de la Danza
Paisaje cubano con tristeza
Kevin Byrne
Las Cintas
David Hunt
9 :09
Lawrence Reed
Sound Track 1
Fairground
Fanfarria II

Popular
Stanley Myers
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
Anon
Spanish Romance
Greensleeves
Henry Mancini
Pink Panther
Terry Gilkyson
The Bare Necessities
Tears for Fears
Mad World
Simon & Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair
Nirvana
Smells like Teen Spirit
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Memory
The Beatles
Yesterday
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You

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