Concerts

Saturday 24 Oct 2020

Concert 1: Kings Place Hall Two | 11:00am

IGF Aspire Platform:
Duo Sergiu Hudrea, guitar and Hannah Clark, flute

Hannah Clark and Sergiu Hudrea started their collaboration in 2019 at the Royal Academy with the common goal of sharing flute and guitar music with a wider audience, taking particular interest in exploring repertoire that is not commonly played. Despite the pandemic, they have continued to make music together remotely from their homes in the UK and Romania in the form of online recordings and videos. Since returning to London they are very glad to begin performing live again. They will interpret a very colorful and diverse collection of miniatures composed by Stephen Goss.

Programme includes: From Honey to Ashes by Stephen Goss (UK, b.1964).

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IGF Young Artist Platform:
Pavel Ralev, guitar

Bulgarian guitarist Pavel Ralev studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He performs an eclectic range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the modern day, while looking ahead and collaborating with exciting contemporary musicians from the classical, jazz and electronica scenes, continuing in the spirit of bridging the gaps between tradition and the alternative.

Programme includes work by John Dowland, JS Bach and the first of a shared world premiere of Tree of Hundreds by young British composer Louise Drewitt, specially commissioned by IGF for YAP.

Programme includes: From Honey to Ashes by Stephen Goss (UK, b.1964).

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Concert 2: Kings Place Hall Two | 1:00pm

IGF Young Artist Platform:
Eleanor Kelly
Alexander Hart

Each soloist will play half of this 1 hour concert

Eleanor Kelly is currently a student on the prestigious Máster en Interpretación Guitarra Clásica course in Alicante, Spain, studying with the world’s foremost guitar teachers and performers. Eleanor is an advocate of women in music and in 2019 gave the UK premiere of Claudia Montero’s Latin Grammy award-winning Luces y Sombras with the Woodside String Quartet.

Programme includes work by Catharina Josepha Pratten and the second of a shared world premiere of Tree of Hundreds by young British composer Louise Drewitt, specially commissioned by IGF for YAP.

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Guitarist Alexander Hart is alumni of the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music supported by the Blyth Watson trust. A finalist of a number of international competitions including IGF’s London International Guitar Competition and Manuel Barrueco Prize. His beginnings were as a blues and session guitarist and he brings this into his programming with crossover music with singer Alex Sesenton. Alex is currently working with celebrated British composer Joseph Phibbs and the Audentia ensemble commissioning a new guitar concerto.

Programme includes work by Miguel Llobet, William Walton and the premiere of Spoor by Philip Cashian, especially commissioned by IGF for LIGC and YAP.

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Concert 3: Kings Place Hall Two | 3:00pm

George Tarlton

George is the brilliant winner of IGF’s London International Guitar Competition 2019 and a double alumni of IGF’s YAP, both as a member of the Housden-Tarlton Guitar Duo and the Mela Guitar Quartet. As a winner of LIGC 2019 he is a EuroStrings Young Artist in 2020. EuroStrings is a collaborative of 17 European guitar festivals with partners in China and America; the project focusses primarily on young artist development which creates opportunities for young professional guitarists.

Programme includes The Strange World of Spiders by young British/French composer Laura Snowden, especially commissioned for IGF’s London International Guitar Competition 2019.

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