Absolutely honoured to have won the 1st prize in the open category of the 34th Volos International Guitar Festival here in Greece! It's been such a huge pleasure to have made so many new friends here, and I've really enjoyed the whole experience here. I've learnt so much by watching the various masterclasses and concerts, … Continue reading 1st prize at 34th Volos International Guitar Festival, Greece!
Hey everyone! I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that back in August 2015, I was invited by my good friend Roberto Alvarez to record the Three Divertimenti for flute and guitar by Spanish composer Salvador Brotons for his CD! It has since been officially released, and today the CD has received an award from the Global Music … Continue reading Award-winning recording! Salvador Brotons: Complete Works For Flute, Vol. 1
Earlier this week, on Thursday the 8th of June, we had the huge pleasure of giving a charity concert for a very meaningful cause, for the charity 'Save the Children', at the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Kings Sutton. We had quite a varied programme, with Bach, Diabelli, Debussy, Handel-Halvorsen, Ysaye, Dowland & … Continue reading Charity Concert – Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Kings Sutton
A huge privilege and honor to have performed at Little Slyfield last night!!! This was our final concert as part of our set of cello and guitar recitals around the area. We did a very similar programme to the other recitals, with Falla, Dodgson and Schubert, with the addition of 2 more Schubert/Mertz Lieder to … Continue reading Cello & Guitar Recital – Little Slyfield
Another great cello and guitar recital with Frankie at St. Martin's Church in East Horsley! Prepared a programme of Falla's Seven Spanish Songs, Bach's 1st Lute Suite and Schubert's Arppegione Sonata, with an extra encore of a song by Robert Schumann! What a great audience, everyone was so appreciative, which made it so much fun … Continue reading Cello & Guitar Recital – St. Martin’s Church, East Horsley
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our recital last night! Frankie and I enjoyed ourselves so much playing for all of you! It was such great fun, looking forward to coming back! Next stop, East Horsley! We'll be playing at St. Martin's Church on the 3rd of June at 7PM. It's free admission, … Continue reading Cello & Guitar Recital – Church of the Good Shepherd, Tadworth
On Thursday, the 27th of April, 2017, I was very fortunate to have attended a very interesting talk by some of the greats of the guitar world, Leo Brouwer and John Williams, mediated by Stephen Goss, at the Instituto Cervantes in London. It was great to see the three of them on the same stage, talking … Continue reading Brouwer, Williams & Goss talk Brouwer
Mission accomplished! It's been such a wonderful experience to being able to perform the Singapore premiere of the Picnic Suite by Claude Bolling! Roberto Alvarez on the flute, Kseniia Vokhmianina on the piano, Tony Makarome on the double bass and Ramu Thiruyanam on the drums. An amazing opportunity to have worked with such amazing musicians. … Continue reading Picnic’s over!
Had the pleasure of working again with Simone Fontanelli, composer/conductor & faculty from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg! He returned to the Menuhin School on the 27th and 28th of February, and he gave a string of wonderful masterclasses, as well as a fantastic lecture about gestures in Italian music, using examples of art, including the iconic image … Continue reading Amazing masterclass with Simone Fontanelli!
I'm very excited to announce that I will be involved with the Picnic Suite, a flute and guitar recital with my good friend, flautist Roberto Alvarez from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra! Together, and with our guests Kseniia, Ramu and Tony, we will be performing the local premiere of the Picnic Suite, written by French composer … Continue reading Picnic Suite