Below are listed upcoming and past classical guitar related events in Merseyside and the North West of England:
Wednesday 28th November 2018, 1:00 pm
Galina Vale returns to Southport, back by popular demand.
A child prodigy raised in a family of musicians, Galina’s performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television. An international star, this flamboyant virtuosos guitarist has won numerous prizes around the globe and has performed more than 2,000 concerts across west and eastern Europe, USA, central America, Africa and Asia.
Wednesday 13th June 2018, 7:30pm
After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios at the Floral Pavillon in New Brighton. Williams and Etheridge will play some of their most popular pieces together and own compositions and Gary Ryan will play his own “Benga Beat”. The programme will also feature duos played by Ryan and Williams, by Ryan and Etheridge and trio pieces “Malinke Guitars” and “Triangular Situations”. All pieces will be introduced by the players.
Sunday 4th March 2018, 7:30 pm
Our Patrons the Katona Twins played at the Capstone Theatre as part of the Cornerstone Festival. Their unusual style combines classical, flamenco and finger picking techniques with the energetic stage presence of lead guitarists. The wide repertoire of the duo spans from Bach to Piazzolla’s tango music and from pop, rock and jazz standards to their own compositions. They have travelled throughout the world enthusing audiences in New York, London, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, Vienna, Hong Kong and in 2009 they performed live to half a million people in arenas across Europe.
Wednesday 17th January 2018, 1:00 pm
Galina Vale returned to Southport as part of her Cathedral Tour.
Her performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television. An international star, this flamboyant virtuoso guitarist has won numerous prizes around the globe and has performed more than 2,000 concerts across west and eastern Europe, USA, central America, Africa and Asia. She was named as an Ambassador of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.
Saturday 13th January 2018, 11:30 am
Running alongside the Strings Festival programme , the Royal Northern College of Music had a series of free events focused on classical guitar, including a masterclass with Craig Ogden and participatory workshop with Rory Russell:
Saturday 9th December 2017, 7:30 pm
The Chester Guitar Orchestra shared the stage with the Diva Flute Ensemble at the Oddfellows Hall, Chester.
The Chester Guitar Orchestra played works by Bach, Haydn and a selection of arrangements by Andrew Forrest, as well as a seasonal carol medley by Mark Houghton.
Thursday 16th November 2017, 7:30pm
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum Slatey Street, Birkenhead
Players from Liverpool Guitar Society performed an evening recital of solo, duet and quartet pieces as part of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.
Thursday 9th November 2017, 7:30pm
Floral Pavillon Blue Lounge
The renowned guitarist played as part of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.
Music by Rodrigo, Dyens, Torroba, Theodorakis, French Songs (Barbara, Piaf, Trenet), Bodorova, Tadic.
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