Concerts

Saturday 24 Oct 2020

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

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

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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).

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.

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

IGF Young Artist Platform:
Hope Cramsie
Alexander Hart

Each soloist will play half of this 1 hour concert
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Having started guitar lessons at the age of 11, Hope attended the junior course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama until she moved to London where she is currently in her 4th year of undergraduate study at the Royal College of Music. Having spent a semester last year studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Jesper Sivebæk, she will now continue her studies at the RCM with professors Gary Ryan and Chris Stell.

She has received tuition from world class guitarist such as John Mills, Margarita Escarpa, Nigel North, Amanda Cooke and Mark Ashford.

In addition to her solo playing Hope regularly regularly explores chamber music in a duo with fellow RCM guitarist Zoe Barnett, as well as having performed with a guitar quartet.

She has performed at venues including the National Portrait Gallery, How the Light Gets in Literary and Arts Festival, and regularly appears in the RCM’s recital series.

Programme includes El Decameron Negro by Leo Brouwer and Koyunbaba by Carlo Domeniconi.

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.

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

George Tarlton

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George Tarlton 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.