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guitarrísimo: Manuel Valencia

Wed 24 February 2016, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar - Spain's national instrument par excellence - launching with a solo concert by exciting young virtuoso and rising flamenco star, Manuel Valencia, performing a selection of his own compositions, as part of the London Flamenco Festival. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful flamenco guitar music of Spain.

PLUS Join us for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine after the concert!

Manuel Valencia grew up with a guitar under his arm. He studied with his uncle, Fernando Terremoto, before being recruited by Gerardo Núñez to join his ensemble, with whom he has toured internationally. A great song accompanist, Valencia has underpinned the voices of Vicente Soto 'Sordera', Manuel Agujetas, José Mercé, Pansequito, Aurora Vargas, Tomasa 'La Macanita' Juana del Pipa, Fernando Terremoto as well as newer voices like Felipa Moreno, Jesús Méndez and David Carpio. As a concert soloist he made his debut in 2010 at the Festival of Jerez, which paved the way for subsequent appearances at the Seville Biennial, the Festival de la Mistela, Mont de Marsan and Suma Flamenca. In 2014 he won the ‘Revelation Giraldillo’ of the Bienal de Sevilla “for his original contributions to traditional toque”. His first solo album is shortly due for release.

Manuel Valencia Gandinga (bulería por soleá) | Entre mis manos (rondeña) | La fuente nueva (alegrías) | Velo de flor(minera-fandango) | A mi tío Manuel Morao (siguiriya) | Neferet (bulería)

Click HERE to watch a video

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the London Flamenco Festival with the kind support of Wines from Spain


TICKETS On the door: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS | In advance: £10, £8 Concessions, £6 Members of ILAMS | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine | Advance booking strongly recommended

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk

 

guitarrísimo | 'Cervantes and his Bigüela' with Alfred Fernández

Thu 21 April 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Fernández produces colours of crystalline beauty, creating a dreamlike, magical and fantastical atmosphere.’(Compact CD Magazine)

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a solo concert by the illustrious early guitarist Alfred Fernández in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. A precursor of the classical guitar, the vihuela rose to prominence in 16th-century Spain to become one of the most popular classical instruments of its day. It also features conspicuously in the work of Cervantes, whose father is reported to have been an avid fan of the instrument. Fernández will perform a choice programme of 16th-century Spanish vihuela music by its foremost composers, interspersed with narrated Sonnets and Epitaphs by the great Spanish Golden Age author. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain.

Enríquez de Valderrábano Et resurrexit | Benedictus | Pleni sunt | Agnus dei | Cinco fantasías
Luis de Narváez Cuatro fantasías
Miguel de Fuenllana Si amores me han de matar | ¿Con qué la lavaré? | Morenica dame un beso
Luis de Milán Cinco fantasías
Esteban Daza Dame acogida en tu ato | Nunca más verán mis ojos | Gritos daba la morenica
Diego de Pisador Dezilde al cavallero | Guarte guarte el rey don Sancho | Fantasía | Si la noche haze escura

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Lute Society and Wines from Spain.


TICKETS Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm | alfredvihuela.wix.com

 

guitarrísimo | 'The Mexican Guitar' with Morgan Szymanski

Thu 9 June 2016, 7.00pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

‘Top class in every respect.’ Classical Guitar Magazine

London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a recital by Morgan Szymanski. Widely considered the greatest Mexican guitarist of his generation, Szymanski is also a passionate ambassador for the classical guitar repertoire of his homeland, and in this recital he explores various facets of the Mexican guitar canon, ranging from the contemporary sound worlds of Julio César Oliva and his exuberant evocations of Mexican landscapes, to more cosmopolitan works by Mexican-Italian composer, Simone Iannarelli, and, of course, an indispensable selection of lush, romantic songs by the seminal Mexican composer, Manuel M. Ponce, transcribed by Segovia. Join us in the beautifully-renovated Auditorium at the Instituto Cervantes to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Mexico.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Julio César Oliva Estampas de México
Simone Iannarelli Italian Coffee
Manuel M. Ponce Cuiden su vida | Estrellita | Scherzino mexicano | Tres canciones populares mexicanas

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

www.morganszymanski.co.uk

This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The British Mexican Society and Wines from Spain


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

  

guitarrísimo | Piraí Vaca: 'Angel of the Rain'

Wed 21 September 2016, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

*Please note change of venue*

'One of Latin America's greatest guitarists...’ The Washington Post 

London’s new classical guitar series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar – Spain's national instrument par excellence – and continues with a recital by the legendary Bolivian guitarist, Piraí Vaca making a much-awaited UK appearance. A recipient of many international prizes, including the Fellowship of the Americas awarded by the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, Vaca is known for his charismatic stage presence, prodigious technique and profound musical spirituality. Join us in the beautifully atmospheric space that is St Peter's Eaton Square to bask in the warm and colourful guitar music of Spain, Cuba and Argentina, alongside exuberant classical rarities from the artist's native Bolivia.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Enrique Granados Danza No. 5 (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Isaac Albéniz Serenata española (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Gilberto Rojas Guadalquivir (arr. Fernando Arduz)
Alfredo Domínguez Feria (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Jorge Luna Alma cruceña (arr. Piraí Vaca)
Eduardo Martín Preludio y Son
Traditional Bolivian Danza del Altiplano (arr. Leo Brouwer)
Quique Sinesi Cielo abierto
Francisco Tárrega Variaciones sobre la jota aragonesa
Cergio Prudencio El ángel de la lluvia

Click HERE to watch a video | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

www.piraivaca.com

Image by Enrique Menacho

This event is a collaboration between ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of The Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Anglo Bolivian Society and Wines from Spain


 
TICKETS 
Advance bookings: £12, £10 Concessions, £8 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £16, £14 Concessions, £12 Members of ILAMS (limited availability) | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | piraivaca.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

 

 

guitarrísimo | 'Granados-Llobet': A Centennial Voyage | Carles Trepat

Thu 17 November 2016, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

Midnight on the 24th November 1915, and the sound of guitars and mandolins emanates from the port of Barcelona...guitarist Miguel Llobet is leaving for New York with his close friend Enrique Granados, and a group of his students have arrived to bid them farewell. Granados would never again return to Spain, drowning in the English Channel following a stopover in the UK after his boat was torpedoed by a German U-boat. A native of Lleida, Catalonia, like Granados, the pre-eminent guitarist Carles Trepat marks the Granados centenary with a programme based on his 2015 album Granados-Llobet, 100 anys d'un viatge, exploring the relationship between the two composers, including Llobet's transcriptions of Granados' piano pieces. He performs on an 1892 Antonio Torres instrument with gut and silk strings.

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine!

Enrique Granados Canción árabe | ¡Chopin..! | Tonadillas en estilo antiguo | Capricho español | Danzas españolas | Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 | Seis piezas sobre cantos populares españoles
Miguel Llobet Preludio en re mayor | Cuatro canciones populares catalanas

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

nertamanagement.com/autor/carles-trepat

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of the Institut Ramon Llull, and is also part of Echoes Festival, organised by ILAMS


TICKETS We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine
Advance bookings: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)
On the door: £18, £16 Concessions, £14 Members of ILAMS (limited availability)

BOOKINGS 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com

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guitarrísimo | Santiago Lara at the London Flamenco Festival: Flamenco Tribute to Pat Metheny

Wed 22 February 2017, 8.00pm
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN
United Kingdom

Fusing the compositions of contemporary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny with flamenco language, guitarist Santiago Larablends bass, piano and drums to create a unique flamenco fusion which 'begs comparison with the work of Paco de Lucía' (UK Vibe).

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine! (Courtesy of Wines from Spain)

Click HERE to listen to a clip | Click HERE to watch a video

www.santiagolara.com

This event is co-produced with the London Flamenco Festival as part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS £20 | We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment | Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine | Transaction fee applies: £3 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office. | Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event. 

BOOKINGS 020 7863 8000 | www.sadlerswells.com

MORE INFORMATION info@ilams.org.uk | www.ilams.org.uk/ic.htm

     

 

guitarrísimo | Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson: 'Sones y flores'

Wed 29 March 2017, 7.00pm
St Peter's Church
119, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AL
United Kingdom

'The Piazzolla of Cuban Guitar.' World Radio Geneva | 'A true pioneer.' 
Classic FM Magazine

Eduardo Martín’s style has an expansive sense of freedom that taps into pre-Columbian traditions, jazz, flamenco, pop, Afro and traditional Cuban music. The guitar is his favored instrument to mirror the melodic and rhythmic facets of the Americas’ cultural diversity. Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas took lessons with Eduardo in Cuba, and their friendship and musical empathies have since grown to form a unique project. This recital offers an introduction to of some of Martin’s most alluring works for two guitars, where rock merges with son montunos; old Yoruba chants, feel-good rumbas, funk-boleros, new-age tunes and cinematic pieces sit alongside Cuban tumbaos with slap bass.

Eduardo Martín Acrílicos en la sonrisa | Sones y Flores | Hasta Alicia baila | Mirándote | Suite Antillas | Suite Habana | Aguas profundas | Hasta Alicia baila | Preludio, Rezo y Canto a Obatalá

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine, courtesy of Wines from Spain

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC (limited availability) | Booking fee applies
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC (limited availability)

BOOKINGS

  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
 

    

 

guitarrísimo | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'

27 April 2017 - 28 April 20179.30am-1.30pm (both days)
Bolívar Hall, 54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is an Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. As part of his forthcoming visit to London under the auspices of the guitarrísimo series, Leo Brouwer offers two days of public, one-to-one coaching on his own works and the broader classical guitar repertoire. All levels are welcome to participate and/or spectate, from enthusiast through to professional. Participant places are limited to a maximum of x16 and active participation is by prior application only. All classes will be delivered in English.

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 7.00pm | Talk: ‘John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer’
28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Click HERE to watch a clip of Leo Brouwer discussing his recent masterclasses at the Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona

Image: Leo Brouwer by Miguel Morales

This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela


 
FEES / TICKETS
 
Active Participants £150 | £130 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Participants receive 30 minutes of public individual tuition with Leo Brouwer and a certificate awarded by the Instituto Cervantes and ILAMS, signed by Maestro Brouwer. Fees includes a complimentary pass to all other masterclasses and events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (talk and concert).
Spectators (Per day) £15 | £12 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Series Pass £45 | £35 students and members of IC/ILAMS
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

APPLICATIONS / BOOKINGS

Active Participants Guitarists interested in participating actively in the masterclasses should send a CV along with details of the proposed repertoire they would like to work on with maestro Brouwer by 17th March 2017 by email to cultlon@cervantes.es or by post to Cultural Office, Instituto Cervantes London, 15-19 Devereux Ct, London WC2R 3JJ. Instituto Cervantes will communicate the final shortlist to all applicants by 22nd March.
 
Spectators
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guitarrísimo | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Fri 28 April 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. A selection of leading young UK artists honour Leo Brouwer’s visit to London with a bespoke programme of his chamber works, curated by the pre-eminent Cuban guitarist, Ahmed Dickinson. London’s Bolívar Hall provides a heavenly acoustic in which to hear some of Brouwer’s greatest works, including the Beatles-inspired quintet, Beatlerianas, and other favourites such as the Canción de cuna. Guitarist and rising star Andrey Lebedev will also perform the Sonata No. 5 ‘Ars Combinatoria’, which he recently premiered at St John’s Smith Square as a special commission for the Julian Beam Trust, and the concert closes with a performance of Paisaje cubano con lluvia for guitar orchestra, conducted by Maestro Brouwer himself.

Leo Brouwer ‘Beatlerianas’ Quintet | Canción de cuna | Sonata No. 5 ‘Ars combinatoria’ | Paisaje cubano con lluvia

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
27 Apr, 7.00pm | Talk: 'John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer'
28 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'

Click HERE to watch Ahmed performing Brouwer's Beatles-inspired Beatlerianas with the Santiago String Quartet at St Martin-in-the-Fields

This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Oficina Leo Brouwer, Ediciones Espiral Eterna and the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela


 
TICKETS
 
Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS/IC (limited availability)
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS/IC (limited availability)
Series Pass £45 | £35 Concessions & Members of ILAMS/IC
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

BOOKINGS

  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
 

             
 

 

 

guitarrísimo | THINKING IBERO-AMERICA | Talk: John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer

Thu 27 April 2017, 7.00pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

'Leo Brouwer is one of the greats'. Le Droit

Two giants of the classical guitar world set the world to rights in a public interview at London's favourite classical guitar venue, the Bolívar Hall, as John Williams chats to his longstanding friend and collaborator, Leo Brouwer, on life, music and guitars. Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. John Williams is considered by many to be quite simply the best classical guitarist in the world performing today. Please note that this event does not feature any live performances. Talk chaired by Stephen Goss. Advance booking highly recommended!

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

27 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
28 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Click HERE to hear John Williams performing works by Leo Brouwer

This event is part of the Thinking Ibero-America series organised by the Instituto Cervantes and Canning House, in collaboration with the ILAS and the IMLR, with the kind support of the Embassy of Cuba. It is also part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassy of Venezuela. 


 
TICKETS
 
In advance £9 | £7 students and members of ILAMS/IC
On the door £13 | £11 students and members of ILAMS/IC
Series Pass £45 | £35 students and members of ILAMS/IC 
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. (Available in advance only.)

BOOKINGS

  0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7) | www.brownpapertickets.com
  We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment
  

        

   

 

guitarrísimo | Spanish Guitar Making and Playing at Home House

Wed 3 May 2017, 7.00pm
Home House
20 Portman Square
London
W1H 6LW
United Kingdom

Master Spanish guitar makers from Felipe Conde demonstrate musical instrument-making at Home House, followed by a short recital by flamenco guitar legend Juan Martín.

7.00pm Demonstration
8.00pm Recital

Click HERE to listen to an audio clip | Click HERE to watch a video

This event is organised in association with the Embassy of Spain and London Craft Week as part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes


TICKETS £18

BOOKINGS 020 7670 2084

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guitarrísimo | ‘Antonio Torres 200’: Fernando Espí Commemorates the Birth of the Modern Guitar

Thu 2 November 2017, 7.00pm
King's College (Chapel)
Strand Lane
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

‘Espí is one of the great Spanish classical guitarists.’ Ritmo

Without Antonio de Torres Jurado (1817-1892) we would not have the classical guitar. Considered the greatest luthier of his day, he gave birth to the modern instrument with his innovative improvements to its design, which produced a louder and more beautiful tone, helping to launch the guitar out of the drawing room and into the concert hall as an increasingly 'serious' instrument at a time when it was manifestly failing to compete with louder, more dramatic instruments. So superior was Torres' craft that his design remains, to this day, the bluprint for all classical guitar production. Pre-eminent 19th-century specialist and multi-award-winner, Fernando Espí, presents a programme of Romantic Spanish guitar works by composers with a personal connection to Torres who helped shape his career and approach to guitar-making and who showed off his instruments to greatest effect. Espí will perform on a Joan Pellisa 2016 replica of an original 1863 Torres instrument.

Fernando Espí guitar

Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe | Gran jota
Antonio Cano Fantasía ‘El delirio’
Enrique Granados Danzas españolas (Selection)
Isaac Albéniz (tr. F. Espí) Suite española Op. 47 (Selection) 
Julián Arcas Bolero | Fantasía sobre temas de ‘La Traviata de Verdi’

SNEAK PEEK! Click HERE to watch a video clip | Click HERE to listen to an audio clip

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of wine!

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2017 and the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of Wines from Spain and RC Strings


TICKETS 

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS / IC
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS / IC

BOOKINGS 

0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)
 

         

 

 

 

 

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