Lunchtime Concert

12th Jul 2016 1pm - 12th Jul 2016 2pm Event Type: Concert

Lunchtime performance by Michael Durrant (classical guitar). Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

Programme

Grande Ouveture, Op. 61 - Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829)

Adagio and Fugue Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) (arr. Durrant)

Sakura, theme and variations on a Japanese folk song - Yuquijiro Yocoh (b. 1925)

Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez - JoaquĂ­n Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) (arr. Durrant)

From Suite Española: Granada (Serenata), No. 1, Asturias (Leyenda), No. 5 - Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) (arr. Bonell)

Biography

“A rising star of the classical guitar”

England’s finest young classical guitarist Michael Christian Durrant is one of the most exciting instrumentalists of the current generation. Born in England, he began his lifelong relationship with this enchanting instrument at the age of 4 and continues to inspire audiences across the world with his deeply expressive playing and engaging character.

He is widely recognised for presenting beautifully varied concert programmes, his captivating stage-persona, and his ability to summon forth a huge variety of tone-colours from his special handmade instrument.

He studied classical guitar performance at the Leeds Conservatoire of Music, graduating with first-class honours, and later with the world-renowned classical guitarist, maestro Carlos Bonell at the Royal College of Music, London. He continues to lead masterclasses all over the world.

A truly international artist, as well as performing extensively throughout the UK, his touring has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Andorra and the Caribbean. Further to this, Durrant continues to perform all over the world as a guest entertainer on luxury cruise liners including Cunard’s world famous Queen Mary 2.

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