Graham Anthony Devine in concert- 7.30pm Sunday June 25th 2017
Opening Festival Evening Recital- Baroque to Guitar Heroes!- Music for Solo Guitar with compositions by Gaspar Sanz, Segovia, Llobet, Tarrega, Tedesco and Ponce.
Our Layde Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Greenwich
68 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8HG
£14.00 (£10.00 concessions and under 18’s free with a paying adult) including cheese and wine.
Tickets available on the door or can be purchased from the following link:
Graham Anthony Devine is one of the world’s most outstanding virtuosos of his generation. A winner of major competitions around the globe he has built an international career as recitalist, concerto soloist, and masterclass tutor. He has performed to great critical acclaim at many of the world’s most important recital venues such as Wigmore Hall (London) Purcell Room (London) Palau de la Musica (Valencia) Hakuju Hall (Tokyo) Phoenix Hall (Osaka) etc.
His many CD recordings for NAXOS and other labels of varied repertoire from all epochs have drawn the highest praise worldwide. His next recording, to be released in 2017, will feature the music of British composers Dowland, Britten, Scott, Maw and John Rutter.
Graham is currently Head of Guitar Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he directs an exciting programme which attracts talented guitarists from the UK and many countries abroad.
Graham is also the Artistic Director of the
Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival.
Carlo Marchione was born in 1964, Rome.From 1980-1992 he was the winner of seven major prizes at international competitions and for many years now Carlo has been at the very top of the profession and universally recognized as one the best classical guitarists of today.
"About Carlo Marchione I've already written all possible good things one can write about him. Also in this concert he has confirmed to us his greatest inspiration and his perfect art of interpretation" (Danielle Ribouillaut, Les Cahiers de la Guitare). More Reviews: "Standing ovation for the completely humble guitar master, one of the best … Touching how tenderly he unlocks the melody from the strings of his guitar with extreme precision and lyrical expansion... Baroque works congenially edited."
Carlo Marchione has performed as a solo guitarist, with orchestras and chamber music ensembles worlwide. He is a professor at the Conservatory in Maastricht and regularly leads master classes at various European Conservatoires. He has inspired composers such as A. Carlevaro, C. Domeniconi and John Duarte to write pieces for him. Always looking for new ideas for his repertoire, he discovered almost forgotten compositions which come out like jewels through his genial transcriptions. Carlo was also highly praised by the press of his editing of Violin Fantasies 12 by Georg Philipp Telemann, which is released as a CD and music book.
Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Guitar students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance BMus and postgraduate programmes perform to the following distinguished artists in three afternoon public masterclasses.
JOHN MILLS PUBLIC MASTERCLASS SUNDAY JUNE 25th 2017 2.30pm - 5.15pm
CHARLES RAMIREZ PUBLIC MASTERCLASS
MONDAY JUNE 26th 2017
3pm - 5.45pm
CARLO MARCHIONE PUBLIC MASTERCLASS
TUESDAY JUNE 27th 2017
2pm - 4.45pm
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON GUITAR SYLLABUS PRESENTATION (to take place in the Stuart Room)
TUESDAY JUNE 27th 2017
10.30am - 12.30pm
Trinity's 2016-2019 Guitar syllabus includes classical and plectrum guitar and offers the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.
This 2 hour session, presented by Trinity examiner and guitar specialist Lee Sollary, offers a comprehensive introduction and overview of the main points of the new syllabus.
• Listen to practical demonstrations of repertoire across the range of grades, both solo and duets
• Learn about the restructured technical work, which includes specially commissioned progressive studies and innovative use of concerto extracts to help guitarists master the techniques and musical challenges of the instrument.
• Explore some of the options in the exam, such as the ability to perform an own composition and choose from a range of supporting tests
• Learn about the Trinity mark scheme and understand what Trinity examiners are looking for in a performance.
Trinity College London has been at the forefront of Guitar assessment for many decades, with tens of thousands of guitarists around the world learning from Trinity graded repertoire books every year.
Working towards an exam gives motivation and a secure developmental framework, and taking the test in the friendly and supportive environment of a Trinity centre, with helpful staff and world-class examiners, provides learners with a unique sense of achievement and an internationally accepted qualification.
The Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival gratefully acknowledges the very kind support of the following organizations