Classical Guitar Duos
Classical Guitar Duo London (GJ) - ID586
Styles Classical Guitar Duos
Counties Bedfordshire • Berkshire • Buckinghamshire • East Sussex • Essex • Greater London • Hampshire • Hertfordshire • Kent • Northamptonshire • Surrey • West Sussex
This London based classical guitar duo are available for concerts, functions and weddings and have a very wide repertoire from classical to flamenco and popular tunes.
He studied in Leeds University, Holland and London, and has travelled extensively giving concerts throughout Europe and recently gave a televised concert in Turkmenistan for the British Embassy.
He has also studied the art of Flamenco Guitar. This has given him rare insights into the Spanish repertoire.
He also favours beauty and contrast of tone as one of his primary means of expression, in the manner of the past masters such as Andres Segovia. This combination gives his playing a rare quality.
"Thanks for sending the excellent recording... you achieve really beautiful sonorities, a rare thing in itself and most distinctive. Such virtuosic items as the Rodrigo, Jose,and Torroba, show tremendous technical accomplishment and assurance."
Graham Wade, (Rodrigo and Segovia Biographer)
In early 2007, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) in Music Performance, one of the few guitarists to receive the coveted accolade.
This 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, and 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
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