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Classical Guitarist Surrey ID292

Styles Classical / Spanish

Counties East Sussex • Greater London • Hampshire • Kent • Surrey

Biography

This Classical Guitarist was born in West London, in 1968. Initially taught by his father, he began playing the guitar at the age of four and gave his first solo public performance at age 7. His formal musical education includes a first class B.A.(Hon) degree, an M.A. in performance, and in 2004, he successfully completed a PhD entitled 'Cryptograms In The Music Of Alban Berg' . In 1998, he won 'The Larissa Lovelock Memorial Prize' - part of a Masters Degree scholarship in Classical Guitar performance. He has also composed and performed on library albums and his music has appeared on radio, television and corporate video.

Throughout his career, he has wowed audiences with classical and Spanish standards, virtuoso showpieces and his performances typically features works by Spanish, South American and contemporary composers (e.g., Albéniz, Brouwer, Giuliani, Granados, Koshkin, Lauro, Legg, Barrios Mangoré, de Murcia, Myers, Sor, and Tárrega).

He has given specially invited performances for His Royal Highness The Prince Of Edinburgh and the Archbishop of Canterbury and once gave a private recital to a Zulu King and Prince whilst visiting the Amashlubi tribe in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Many audiences have witnessed his supreme command of the guitar, his sensitive and unique interpretation, his mastery of extended techniques together with his distinctive flamboyant style.

He is also plays a 24 strinmg Baroque Lute.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

CLASSICAL &19th CENTURY ROMANTIC

Mauro Giuliani: Sonata in C major, Op.15 (ed. Harris)
Variations On A Theme By G.F. Handel, Op.107 (ed. Harris)
Richard Schumann: Kinderzsenen, Op.15 (tr. Harris), No.1, No.2, No. 3, No.4, No.5,
No.6, No.7, No.8, No.9, No.10, No.11, No.12, No.13
Richard Wagner: Preludes From Tristan And Isolde (tr. Harris), No. 1, No.3
Mozart: Andante In C From Piano Sonata (tr. Harris)

SPANISH

Issac Albéniz:

Asturias
Sevilla (tr. Harris)
Granada (tr. Harris)
Enrique Granados: Dedicatoria (tr. Harris)
Danza Espanola, No.5 (tr. Llobet, rev. Harris)
Joaquin Malats: Serenata Espanola (tr. Tarrega, rev. Harris)
Luis Milán: Six Pavanas (arr. Harris) No.1, No. 2, No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6
Alonso Mudarra: Fantasia X, Galliard
Santiago de Murcia: Prelude, Allegro
Luys de Nárvaez: La Cancion del Emperador
Gaspar Sanz: Espanoleta, Fugue, Pavan, Canarios
Fernando Sor:
Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op.9
Variations on the theme La Folia de Espańa Op.15, No.1
La Romanesca
Two Minuets (in C major from Sonata, Op.22 / in C major from Sonata, Op.25)
FranciscoTárrega:
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
ˇAdelita! Mazurka
Lágrima: Preludio
Capricho Arabe
Traditional Spanish Folk Song.: El Testament de Amelia
F. Moreno-Torroba:
Madronos
Nocturno

SOUTH AMERICAN

Leo Brouwer:
Danza Caracteristica
Dos Aires Populaires Cubanos: I. Guajira Criolla II. Zapateo
Antonio Lauro:
Seis Por Derecho
Maria Carolina (Vals Venezolano)
Virgilio: Bambuco Tachirense
Natalia (‘Vals Criollo’ No. 3’)
Vals Venezolano No.2
Agustín Barrios Mangoré:
Aconquija
Una Limosa Por El Amor De Dios
Danza Paraguaya No.1 (ed. Harris)
Las Abejas (ed. Harris)
Waltz, Op.8 No.4 (ed. Harris)
Julia Florida: Barcarola
Choro de Saudade
Joao Pernambuco
Grauna
Sons De Carilhoes: Maxixe Choro
Dengoso
Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteno: Tango
Manuel Ponce: Campo (from Sonatina Meridional)
Heitor Villa-Lobos
The Five Preludes: No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5
Choros No.1 in E minor

CONTEMPORARY

Leo Brouwer:
Hika, Elogio De La Danza
The Black Decameron: Three Ballads for Guitar No.1, No.2, No.3
Adrian Legg
Born Again Idle
Gebrauchmusik II
Guitars And Other Cathedrals
Tune For Derroll

Carlo Domeniconi: Koyunbaba
Nikita Koshkin: Usher Waltz
Three Stations On One Road
The Princes Toys Suite: No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6
Toru Takemitsu: Muir Woods

MISCELLANEOUS
Chick Corea: Sea Journey
John McLaughlin: Lotus Feet
Scott Joplin : The Entertainer (tr. Harris)
Lennon & McCartney: Day Tripper (tr. Harris)
Sting: Message In A Bottle (tr. Harris)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication (tr. Harris)
Don McLean: Vincent (ed. Harris)
Ralph McTell: Blind Blake's Rag
Stanley Myers: Cavatina

VARIOUS CLASSICAL, BAROQUE AND RENAISSANCE
J. S. Bach: Prelude In D: From Cello Suite No.1 (tr. Harris)
Bourree In E minor (Lute Suite)
Prelude And Gigue, BWV1006 (Lute Suite In E Major)
Prelude In C: From Well-Tempered Clavier No.1 (tr. Harris)
Felix Mendelsson: Canzonetta (tr. Harris)
Jean-PhilippeRameau: Gavotte & Variations (tr. Harris)
Antonio Vivaldi: Adagio: Concerto In G For Two Mandolins (tr. Harris)
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata In E Major (L.23), (tr. Harris)

WEDDINGS
Felix Mendelsson: Wedding March: Midsummer Nights Dream
Richard Wagner: Bridal Chorus: Lohengrin
Other Popular Choices Of Wedding 'Isle' Music Include Have Included The Following:
Mauro Giuliani: Variations On A Theme By G.F. Handel, Op.107 (ed. Harris)
Lennon & McCartney: Here Comes The Sun (tr. Harris)
Stanley Myers: Cavatina
Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Trad. Spanish: Romanza (Spanish Romance)
Rodrigo: Adagio From Concierto De Aranjuez (ed. Harris)

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