Aquarelle Guitar Quartet | 27 March 2020

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet



19.30 (doors 19.00) | GLOSSOP PARISH CHURCH

“If one guitar quartet can give a traditional string quartet a run for its money in terms of abundant technique and breathtaking artistry, it is the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet” International Record Review

Capriccio Espagnol (arr. W. Kanengiser) – Rimsky Korsakov
Dancas Nativas – Clarice Assad
Alfonsina y el Mar (arr. R. Dyens) – Ariel Ramirez
Quiccan – Andrew York
Cumba-Quin – Carlos Rafael Rivera
Danza de la mozo donosa (arr. V. Bessas) – Alberto Ginastera
Tarantella (arr. M. Baker) – Trad
The Swan, “LK243” (arr. M. Baker) – Catriona McKay
Made in France (arr. R. Safhill) – Bireli Lagrene

Recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance and expansive repertoire. Formed originally at the Royal Northern College of Music (in 1999), under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey, the quartet went on to study with renowned guitarists such as Sérgio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Scott Tennant. Their early successes included winning awards from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Tillett Trust and Tunnell Trust

In 2016 the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet was invited to perform at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The concert, which also featured Maxim Vengerov, Debbie Wiseman, Laura Wright and Wayne Marshall, was recorded for subsequent broadcast. The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet has performed in many other major concert halls in the UK, including Perth Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Bridgewater Hall. Their engagements have taken them throughout Europe, most recently visiting Germany, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Poland and Ireland. The ensemble made its debut in Asia in 2014 with a series of concerts in Seoul and they returned to South Korea in 2016, this time to perform at the Daejeon International Guitar Festival.

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This event will not be ticketed, just turn up and join us. Donations will be gratefully received to reflect what the concert was worth. Reserved seating is available for Friends of Glossop Music Festival who notify us by email their seating requirements before 23 March. Unreserved seating (some with restricted view) is available in the rest of the church on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 19.00. For details of how to become a Friend please click here.