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London Guitar Festival 2017: The New European Guitar

4th November 2017 · 6:00pm - 9:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 London Guitar Festival 2017: The New European Guitar

Augustin Wiedemann, Concordis Guitar Quartet

Support from London Guitar Orchestra

This unique concert features the amazing German guitarist Augustin Wiedemann, a winner of multiple international competitions, and one of the world’s leading guitar quartets: the Concordis Guitar Quartet from Portugal. The concert opens at 6:30 pm with a performance by the London Guitar Orchestra conducted by Tom Kerstens which is free and open to the public.

Augustin Wiedemann is one of Europe’s leading guitarists. After winning four prizes including the First Prize at the 1992 Havana International Guitar Competition with a jury including the great Léo Brouwer, Augustin embarked on a successful and interesting international career. His collaborations include many high profile classical artists as well as crossover projects such as Classic meets Soul with jazz singer and guitarist Kosho who is member of the most successful German Hip Hop band Söhne Mannheims.

Augustin is also most in demand as a teacher and his many prestigious engagements include the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.

Augustin’s programme will include work by Mauro Guiliani, Eduardo Sainz de la Maza and Roland Dyens.

 “More than only an excellent player- a complete and moving artist” Roland Dyens

The Concordis Quartet is one of the foremost guitar ensembles in the world and it is making its long-awaited UK debut with this concert. The group consists of excellent Portuguese guitarists Pedro Rufino, Eudoro Grade, Jorge Pires and João Nunes and it is based in south Portugal in the beautiful Algarve region. The programme consists of all original music especially written for guitar quartet and includes music by Portuguese composers Carlos Paredes and José Alfonso and English composer Stephen Goss’ Carmen Fantasy.

The two main artists will share this concert and will play one half of approximately 50 minutes of music each.

The professional concert will be preceded by a performance by the London Guitar Orchestra conducted by Tom Kerstens; the programme of 30 minutes will include work by Henry Purcell, Johannes Brahms and Léo Brouwer.

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