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Classical Guitarist London (JR) ID289

Styles Classical / Spanish • Flamenco

Counties Greater London

Biography

This London classical and flamenco guitarist has combined with his career as a concert recitalist in possession of an extensive musical repertoire spanning five centuries from the Renaissance through to the 20th century, this guitarist also enjoys the reputation of being a fine flamenco and jazz guitarist making him without doubt one of the most versatile guitarists in the UK.

Aside from his solo activity, he performs in a variety of ensemble settings from guitar with voice/violin to various guitar duos/trios. As a flamenco guitarist, he regularly performs in the DeCasas Duo/Trio and has many original flamenco compositions to his name. He is also very interested in early music and plays vihuela de mano.

He has recorded two CDs to date. His first, “20th Century Guitar” (2005) was received to high acclaim and features some of the finest repertoire of the 20th century. His second solo release ´Iberian & Latin American Guitar Music´ was released in 2008. Future recordings include a CD of original flamenco compositions and one of 16th century Spanish music performed on the vihuela.

Born in Canada to Portuguese parents, he studied guitar with renowned guitarists Norbert Kraft and Jeff McFadden and received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto. He studied jazz and flamenco guitar with Rob Bulger and Pepe Haro and also holds an FRSM in Performance. Upon completing his studies, he moved to Europe and has been based in the London since 1998. As well as giving recitals throughout the UK, he has also performed in Canada, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

Renaisance
Pavana con su Glosa - Antonio de Cabezon
Heigh Ho Holiday - Anthony Holborn
A Humorous Pavin - Tobias Hume
Fantasia nos. 33, 65 - Francesco da Milano
Selections from El Maestro - Luys Milan
Selections from Tres Libros de Musica - Alonso Mudarra
22 Diferencias sobre 'Conde Claros - Alonso Mudarra
Diferencias sobre Guardame las Vacas - Alonso Mudarra
Selections from Los Seys Libros del Delphin - Luys de Narvaez

Baroque
Partita BWV 1004 - J.S Bach
Lute Suite BWV 996 - J.S Bach
Selected Works - Les Gaultiers
Canarios - Gaspar Sanz
Epanoleta - Gaspar Sanz
Fuga - Gaspar Sanz
Pavanas - Gaspar Sanz
Folia - Gaspar Sanz
Fantasia - S.L. Weiss
Tombeau de M. Cajeton Baron D'Hartig - S.L. Weiss

Classical/Romantic
Andante e Rondo op.3, no 2 - Dionisio Aguado
Granada - Issac Albeniz
Asturias - Issac Albeniz
Torre Bermeja - Issac Albeniz
Majorca - Issac Albeniz
Variazioni sul Folia de Espana - Mauro Giuliani
Danza espanola no.5 - Enrique Granados
La Maja de Goya - Enrique Granados
Variations on Theme of Mozart op.9 - Fernando Sor
Reverie op.19 - Giulio Regondi
Fete Villagoise - Giulio Regondi
Recuerdos a la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega
3 Mazurcas (Adelita, Marieta, Sueno) - Francisco Tarrega
Dos Preludios (Lagrima, no.2) - Francisco Tarrega
Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tarrega

20th Century Spanish/Latin American & Flamenco
Collectici Intim - Vicente Asencio
Homanaje - Manuel De Falla
Miller's Dance - Manuel De Falla
3 Vals Venozelanos - Antonio Lauro
Cinco Piezas - Astor Piazzola
Se Ela Perguntar - D. Reis
En Los Trigales - Joaquin Rodrigo
Homanaje a Toulouse-Lautrec - Eduardo Sainz de la Maza
Campanas de Alba - Eduardo Sainz de la Maza
Habanera - Eduardo Sainz de la Maza
Fandanguillo - Joaquin Turina
Hommage a Tarrega - Joaquin Turina
12 Etudes - Heitor Villa-Lobos
Choros no.1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos

Original Flamenco Repertoire
Solea
Buleria
Siguriya
Tangos
Taranta

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