|Concert:||The 23rd Dillington Classical Guitar Festival|
|Performer:||Classical Guitar Festival Artists 2017|
|Start Date:||30th July 2017|
|End Date:||3rd August 2017|
For details of the full programme for each concert, click on each title
includes works by Scarlatti, Albeniz & Piazzolla + music by Danish composers Anders Koppel & Martin Lohse
The Patron's discount does not apply to this event.
Sunday 30 July
Allan Sjolin and Martin Buono formed their duo while they were students at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Their concert tours have taken the Duo to China, the USA and Latin America as well as throughout Scandinavia. Their repertoire is wide ranging and as reflected in tonight’s programme, sets Baroque and Classical transcriptions alongside contemporary works and music from Latin America. 2017 sees the Duo make their Dillington Festival debut.
Wednesday 2 August
Arne Brattland was born in nothern Norway and was educated at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. Following further studies in London he gave a successful debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1988. Arne has toured throughout the world and has many recordings to his credit. Several prominent Norwegian composers have dedicated works to him and his arrangements of music by Edward Grieg are widely known. Besides tonight’s artists, Arne also performs with the Norwegian group, the Arctic Guitar Trio. He has been a tutor at the Dillington Guitar Summer School since 2002.
Debbie Adamson studied with Carlos Bonell, John Mills and John Duarte and holds a Masters Degree in Music. She has appeared as both a soloist and chamber musician at a number of Festivals in Norway and the UK, including the Cannington International Festival where she met her guitarist husband, Arne Brattland. Other performances include a concert for King Harald, the King of Norway. She has held the post of director of music at several schools and currently teaches at a sixth form college in Hampshire.
Raymond Burley is a guitarist of very wide experience. As a soloist he has toured throughout the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East and has also performed and recorded with some of England’s finest Orchestras. He has given premieres of many new compositions including works by Stephen Dodgson, Bernard Stevens, Reginald Smith Brindle, James Patten and Dudley Moore and has performed in guitar duos with among others, Arne Brattland, John Mills and Gilbert Biberian. He is currently a member of the ensemble, Four Parts Guitar with Gordon Giltrap, Clive Carroll and John Etheridge. Raymond has given masterclasses and directed Festivals in the UK as well as in Europe Canada and the USA.
Thursday 3 August
Mark Ashford, Amanda Cook, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell
Founded in 2007, the Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four of the UK’s most exceptional guitarists. The Quartet has appeared at many prestigious venues throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. These include the Purcell Room and King’s Place in London, the Sage Gateshead and St. George’s Bristol, while their extensive tours of the USA have seen Vida appear at Washington DC’s Dumbarton Concerts, the Winter Park (Florida) Bach Festival and at the Long Island Guitar Festival. The Quartet have recorded three CDs, “Love the Magician” with the works by Manuel de Falla, “Rhapsody” with works by George Gershwin and Malcolm Arnold and their latest “The Leaves be Green” which features some of the music in tonight’s programme. 2017 sees Vida make their third appearance at the Dillington Festival.