Styles Classical / Spanish • Medieval Minstrels
Counties Bedfordshire • Buckinghamshire • Cambridgeshire • Greater London • Hertfordshire • Leicestershire • Northamptonshire
This Buckinghamshire classical guitarist has been a professional guitar and lute musician all his working life, having attended the London College of Music and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music. He won the coveted ‘open recital class’ of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival five years in succession. He performs in concert halls, theatres, music societies, classical guitar clubs, colleges and the like.
His programmes range from the mediaeval, renaissance, baroque, classical and romantic periods of composition as well as contemporary music – particularly by Spanish and South American composers.
He is also a prolific composer and arranger of guitar music and his concert programmes usually include original works that reflect his part Spanish and Russian ancestry.His music, notable for its fiery passion and subtle drama, frequently explores the related musical genres of folk, blues, jazz, rock and flamenco. He has made three CD’s and a 96 minute DVD.
He also provides ‘cabaret-style’ performances and programmes of ‘atmosphere music’ – of up to 31/2 hours duration (performed from memory) for corporate events, dinner parties, wedding receptions, etc.
When not performing, composing or arranging, he enjoys driving his collection of vintage cars, or even racing his beloved Aston Martin at race-tracks such as Silverstone. This gives him an adrenalin buzz, similar to that he experiences when performing!
Mediaeval and Renaissance Lute Music and works by the Elizabethan composer John Dowland.
Guitar Music by Frescobaldi, Logy, de Visee, Bach (including his own transcription of The Chaconne (B.W.V. 1004), Carcassi, Giuliani, Sor, Paganini, Tarrega, Albeniz, Moreno-Torrobo, Ponce, Pernambuco, Castelnouval-Tedesco, de Falla and Villa Lobos.
Original compositions and arrangements featuring traditional themes with variations in folk, blues, jazz, rock and flamenco idioms