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Classical Guitar Duo based in the Midlands and available for Weddings and Functions.
Featuring the combined talents of established classical guitarists, this Duo offers the audience an enticing and captivating adventure. From the pulsating rhythms of Latin America to the sublimity of European masterpieces, the duo performs with an intensity and vigor that enraptures listeners.
The Duo is, as one critic commented:
".... a breath of fresh air - serious and intense, but also fun and entertaining. There was something for everyone."
Whether they are performing classical repertoire or one of their many Latin/jazz influenced items, the music is introduced with intrigue and insight, enabling the audience to feel at one with the duo.
They are also seasoned soloists, and their performances often include solo guitar works. From Bach to Bernstein, the solo items perfectly compliment the duets and increase the diversity of a Duo performance.
The duo is available for concerts, weddings, corporate functions, and any event that requires sophisticated, popular musical entertainment
He is a classical guitarist of outstanding natural ability. From an early age he was demonstrating his prowess at various competitions around the country including Cheltenham in 1981 where he won the Memorial Trophy. During this period he also attended master classes to further his musical skills with established international artists such as Carlos Bonnell. In 1983 his playing was recognised academically by the Birmingham Conservatoire when he was awarded a Recital Diploma, the college's highest award at the time.
In 1986 he made his debut as a concerto soloist playing Rodrigo`s Aranjuez concerto and has continued to be in demand for this role ever since. A critic wrote on one occasion, "the highlight of the evening was his admirable performance with Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez."
He has also played on radio and television. He has appeared on BBC one and has made regular live and recorded broadcasts on many radio stations, including, in 1996 on Radio 3.
'Superb display of the guitarist`s art......complete mastery of the instrument` What's On
He started to play the guitar at the age of 10. He has played in master classes for such eminent guitarists as David Russell, Pavel Steidl, David Leisner, Mark Ashford and Kai Niemenan.
In 2005 he completed his studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with first class honours where he studied with Chris Stell and John Mills. During his undergraduate studies he was also twice winner of the Cohen award for excellence in classical guitar.
In March 2005 he played for the Walton festival which included high profile performances in the college and at lady Walton's house in Ischia, Italy. Other performances have included the 9th international guitar festival at Bolivar hall London, performances at West Dean festival, the national museum in wales, Brecon Cathedral, The National gallery, the V and A, and all over Wales and England. He is very active as a chamber musician and performs with Brian Perkins (guitar duo), Drew Cyster and Trond Magne Brekka (both flute). In 2007 he graduated from the Royal College of Music with a postgraduate diploma where he studied with Gary Ryan.
"He is a musical treasure" Express and Star