Concerts and recitals
The Mela Guitar Quartet
Known for their “benchmark performances” (Mark Houghton), the Mēla guitar quartet’s “musicianship makes you forget that you are listening to four guitars and carries you to a different sound world” (Thérèse Wassily Saba, Gendai Guitar magazine), their playing “shines, shimmers with sparkling clarity, what’s more, they play from memory and make pieces their own; wonderful music making!” (Phillip Houghton)
The quartet are passionate about expanding the repertoire of guitar quartet.
Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D RV93
Matteo Falloni Felix Tango; Pirotango
Viktor Vlasov Five Views on Country Gulag
D Scarlatti Sonata in E K.380
Napoléon Coste Fantasie Dramatique ‘Le Depart’ op.31
Agustín Barrios Mangoré Vals op.8 no.4
Jan Truhlar Kontroverse
Albéniz España (Tango, Malagueña)
Boccherini Introduction and Fandango
De Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite One
Rodrigo - Guitar Concerto
Marquez - Danzon No.2
Chabrier - España
Bizet - Carmen: Suite No.1 and Habanera
Granados - Spanish Dance No.5
Ravel - Boléro
De Falla - Ritual Fire Dance
Mårten Falk performs wonderful Russian Music.
The Swedish Maestro of the Russian seven string guitar.
IGF's Guitar In London: Will Scott / Roberto Tascini
We present young talent as well as more establised guitarists from around the world, including many UK debuts as well as premieres of new commissioned work. The venue is the beautiful, intimate Cervantes Theatre located in an exciting, rapidly developing part of London, south of the river.
This concert features Young Artist Platform player Will Scott, playing Marinus, by Joe Cutler (IGF Commission, 2018) as well as works by William Lovelady, Stephen Goss, and Roland Dyens. In the second half, Roberto Tascini, one of Italy’s foremost classical guitarists, will play music by J. S. Bach, Johann Kasper Mertz, Joaquín Rodrigo and Federico Moreno-Torroba.
SOLO Classical Guitar Ensemble of South Lincolnshire
SOLO Classical Guitar Ensemble play the music of Spain - Latin America and Classical Viennese.
Come and listen and have a drink in the Blackfriars Revue Bar.
Daniela Rossi and Valerie Hartzell
Two virtuoso guitarists, Argentinian Daniela Rossi & American Valérie Hartzell both living in England, will share an evening with music from around the world. Note that the concert has been rescheduled from October 2019 to March 2020.
6 Hands. John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan
John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan launch a new series of 2020 dates with 3 nights at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.
Gary Ryan @SWANSEA CLASSICAL GUITAR CIRCLE
Gary Ryan returns to Swansea Classical Guitar Circle to perform an evening recital.
Gary Ryan will be performing an evening recital for Old Bexley Music Society
7-string guitar expert Oleg Timofeyev w/P. Shepherd
In April 2020 the world’s leading expert on the Russian seven-string guitar Oleg Timofeyev will be touring the UK for the first time. For his Brighton and Hove concert, he will present a program of 19th and 20th century instrumental music and accompany Brighton’s own Russian singer Polina Shepherd a few songs in Russian and Yiddish.