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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet comes to Glossop!

We are so excited to welcome Craig Ogden and the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet for their Glossop Music Festival Spring Concert on Fri 19 April at St James’ Church!

In this video, Vasilis, Craig, James and Mike give us a taste of the music being performed:

Recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative group known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance, expansive repertoire and ground-breaking work in developing the guitar quartet medium. Originally formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1999 under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey, the quartet continued their studies with guitarists including Sérgio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Scott Tennant. Their early successes included winning awards from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Tillett Trust and Tunnell Trust.

In 2023, Craig Ogden joined the group to replace Rory Russell who had decided to step back from the quartet after 17 years. As well as being a world-renowned soloist, Craig is an exceptional chamber musician and the quartet is looking forward to new projects including an exciting recording collaboration of music from Latin America and a supporting tour.

Concert programme:

Egberto Gismonti Baião Malandro

Bizet Carmen Suite

Ariel Ramirez Alfonsina y el mar

Alberto Ginastera Three Argentinian Dances

Ismael Ledesma A mi pueblo

Luiz Bonfà Manhã de Carnaval

Eduardo Martín Hasta Alicia Baila

David Pritchard Stairs

Olga Amelkina-Vera Nebulae

Gustavo Santaolalla De Ushuaia a la Quiaca

Paulo Bellinati A Furiosa



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