EuroStrings Artists Concerts

Thursday–Friday 21–22 October 2021

Thursday 21 October, 1–2pm | St Pancras Room

EuroStrings Artists:
Cristina Galietto 
François-Xavier Dangremont

Each soloist will play half of this one-hour concert

Cristina Galietto is a 20-year-old multiple prize-winning classical guitarist from Naples in Italy. Highlights include winning First Prizes at: Rago International Guitar Competition in Stuttgart, International Competition for Young Guitarists ‘Andrés Segovia’ in Monheim am Rhein and the Uppsala International Guitar Festival competition in Sweden. She completed her studies at the Conservatory of Music ‘San Pietro a Majella’ of Naples and the Conservatory of Music ‘Domenico Cimarosa’ in Avellino in the class of Lucio Matarazzo with honours and a special mention and is currently studying with Paolo Pegoraro and Lukasz Kuropaczewski at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, in Graz.

Programme

Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) Sonata K377

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959) Estudio no. 11

Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986) Cavatine and Danza Pomposa

François-Xavier Dangremont has won numerous prizes in international competitions, having studied with some of France’s finest performers including Tania Chagnot and Judicaël Perroy. In 2017, he obtained his diplomas in musicology, performance (DNSPM) and pedagogy (DE). Inspired as much by the great works of the repertoire as by the search for forgotten pieces, François-Xavier Dangremont performs early music such as Francesco da Milano, to Dionisio Aguado through to the twentieth-century composers such as Eduardo López-Chavarri and Sérgio Assad in his concerts. In 2020, he began teaching at the Conservatoire de Grenoble and also organises a guitar workshop at the Carlton Hotel in Lille, with Raphaël Feuillâtre and Antoine Fougeray.

Programme

Francisco de Milano (1497–1543) O Bone Jesu and Fantasia

Antonio José (1902–1936) Sonata for Guitar

— Allegro moderato, Minuetto, Pavane triste, Final

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Thursday 22 October | 7.30pm

Kings Place Hall Two

EuroStrings Artist:
Lovro Peretić (Croatia)

Winner, Third EuroStrings Guitar Competition 2020

Lovro Peretić was born in Zagreb in 1995 and began his guitar studies with Xhevdet Sahatxhija. Later, he graduated from the Academy of Music in Zagreb, where he studied with Darko Petrinjak. He has been successful in many national and international competitions. He has represented Croatia in many important festivals such as the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation’s festival in Moscow and the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth’s Young Hearts for Music in Austria and Germany. He also regularly performs in his duo with violinist Katarina Kutnar and in the guitar trio Evocación. He has performed as a soloist with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and Zagreb Soloists, among others. Lovro was awarded the Dean’s and Rector’s prizes of the University of Zagreb.

Programme

Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) Bottom’s Dream from Royal Winter Music: Guitar Sonata No. 2

Elliott Carter (1908–2012) Shard

J.S. Bach (1685–1750) Prelude from Cello Suite VI, BWV 1012

Agustín Barrios (1885–1944) Mazurka Appassionata

Maurice Ohana (1913–1992) Saturnal

Chen Yi (b. 1953) Shuo Chang

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Friday 22 October, 1–2pm | St Pancras Room

EuroStrings Artists:
Álvaro Toscano  
Filip Mišković

Each soloist will play half of this one-hour concert

Álvaro Toscano has won more than 15 international awards. He is also proud to have won several ‘Audience’ prizes that reflect his immense communication skills as a musician. He has performed music by Enrique Baños with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, and has also performed with the F.I.P Guadalquivir Ensemble and the Leonor Quartet, among others, and premièred Proserpina and Brumas del Guadalquivir by Antonio Blanco Tejero at the Teatro Góngora in Cordoba. As well as his many recitals throughout Europe, he also gives recitals in less traditional venues such as ‘Sofar Sounds’, aiming to bring classical music closer to a much broader audience. His 2021 programme, titled ‘The Cosmic Guitar’, comprises music based on ethereal, spatial and natural themes by Frederic Mompou, Antonio Blanco Tejero, Vicente Asencio and Marco Smaili.

Programme

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) Les boréades: Entrée de Polymnie

Fernando Sor (1778–1839) Fantaisie and Variations brillantes, Op. 30

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999) Invocación y Danza

Filip Mišković was born in Split, Croatia, in 2002. At the age of nine, he started his guitar studies and by 17, two years earlier than usual, he began studying at the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, where is now in his second year, studying with Darko Petrinjak. Filip Mišković has won First Prize in more than 40 guitar competitions. As a soloist, he has performed a Vivaldi Concerto with ‘I Giovani Solisti’ from the USA, conducted by Emmet Drake, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto with Croatian National Theatre Orchestra in Split, conducted by Gianna Fratta. The Ministry of Science, Education and Sports awarded him five ‘Oscars of Knowledge’. In 2019, he was given the title ‘Splitski pupoljak’ as a rising star in Split and, in 2020, he received the Rector’s Prize from the University of Zagreb.

Programme

J.S. Bach (1685–1750) Fugue from Violin Sonata II, BWV 1003 (transcribed by Valter Dešpalj)

Fernando Sor (1778–1839) Etude Op. 6, no. 11

Stephen Dodgson (1924–2013) Fantasy-Divisions

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999) Fandango from Tres piezas españolas

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