This last week I've had the pleasure of working on Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with The Little Orchestra, a work that gets the reputation for being a classical guitarist's warhorse concerto, but curiously, that I've performed RELATIVELY seldom over my career so far. It's been really cool to rediscover forgotten secrets, unearth some new ones, [...]
I'll be playing: J.S. Bach - Prelude from suite BWV 997 Heitor Villa-Lobos - 5 Preludes Joaquin Rodrigo - Invocacion y danza Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy It's in the Queen's Cross Church by the top of Union Street. Also apparently my interview with Gary Fraser for the Scots magazine is to be published in the June [...]
The recital's to be an hour long, programme is: Giulio Regondi - Etude no. 10 Dionisio Aguado - Rondo no.2 in A minor Giulio Regondi - Fete Villageois Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy (Prelude, Scherzo, Arietta, Fughetta, Arietta, March, Postlude) Joaquin Rodrigo - Invocacion y Danza Alberto Ginastera - Sonata (Esordio, Scherzo, Canto, Finale)
A wee thingy in Aberdeen that I'm doing at the end of next month. It's the North-East Classical Guitar Society AGM and they always have someone from the Academy play there.
I won this last year during the end of November, and I think that a review of the competition itself will feature in an issue of Classical Guitar Magazine later this year. I played Slow Blues and Finale from Evocacion for Joe Pass, Sarabanda de Scriabin and La Toccata de Pasquini from Brouwer's Sonata, and [...]
So yeah, on Thursday I will be performing the Rodrigo Concierto D'aranjuez in Hull with the Isle of Axholme Symphony Orchestra, and that should be good. After that on Monday I fly to Liechtenstein to participate in a guitar competition so I must work for that as well.
Yeah, so Ian and I, back in I think November played to the Duo Lisme as part of a masterclass in the RSAMD. So they were really nice and took to our playing for some reason, then dedicated one of their pieces in their concert that evening to us. Which was embarrasing of course, but [...]