Guitar in London Series 17th March2019-03-13T14:31:09+00:00

Guitar in London

During 2019 we present young talent as well as more established guitarists from around the world, including many UK debuts as well as premieres of new commissioned work. The venue is the beautiful, intimate Cervantes Theatre located in an exciting, rapidly developing part of London, south of the river.

Tom Kerstens, Artistic Director IGF

Next Concert

Sunday 17th March – 3pm



John Dowland (1563–1626)
Forlorne Hope Fancy
Fantasia in G Major

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976))
Nocturnal after John Dowland

Jack Hancher studied at the Royal College of Music, graduating with first class honours in 2016. He recently completed his Master in Performance degree at the RCM with professors Gary Ryan and Chris Stell. In 2018 Jack made his debut at the Wigmore Hall, followed by a
first performance at the Cheltenham Contemporary Arts Festival. In 2017 he won a place on IGF’s Young Artist Platform, performing at Kings Place in October that same year. Jack won the RCM Guitar Award 2014 in only his second year. In 2015 he played with his duo partner on IGF’s Aspire Stage and later in the year at St Judes on the Hill Prom Series. Jack has played abroad including
performances in Ronda and La Herradura, Spain, and at the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Turin, Italy.


Andrea plays his own compositions
Alice in Wonderland:
The Cheshire Cat
The Mad Hatter
Through The Looking Glass
The Red Queen
The White Rabbit

Andrea Vettoretti is one of Italy’s leading guitarists of the younger generation. He studied in Italy and at the prestigious École Normale de Musique in Paris, where in just two years he obtained the Diplome Supérieur de Concertiste. Vettoretti has claimed first prize in no less than 12 national and international competitions and regularly performs for major concert organisations around the world.
Vettoretti’s interest in enriching the guitar repertoire has led him to collaborate with several composers, with many of them dedicating works to him. This concert features his own music for ‘Wonderland’, inspired by the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland, published by CNI. His music has been used by film director Davide Del Degan (selected for the Cannes Festival in 2016). Andrea is sponsor and ambassador of Musicare, a musical education program for children from the Santa Eulalia Valley in Peru.

Upcoming concerts in the series:

  • 7th April

  • 19th May

  • 9th June

  • 22nd September

  • 13th October

  • 24th November

The Venue

Cervantes Theatre
Arch 26, Old Union Arches,
229 Union Street,
London SE1 0LR

TICKETS: on the door and at
General: £12 Concessions: £10
18 and under: free


How to get there:

3 minute walk (2 minutes if you’re running late!) from Southwark tube station (served by the Jubilee line).
9 minute walk from Borough tube station (served by the Northern line).
14 minute walk from Elephant & Castle tube station (served by the Bakerloo and Northern lines).
12 minute walk from Blackfriars (Circle and District lines)
14 minute walk from Waterloo tube station (served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern,`Waterloo & City lines).
6 minute walk from Waterloo East (served by Southeastern).
12 minute walk from Waterloo rail station (served by South West trains).
12 minute walk from Blackfriars (served by Southeastern and Thameslink).
14 minute walk from Elephant & Castle (served by Southeastern and Thameslink).
3 minute walk from the Southwark Station bus stop, served by the 45, 63, 100, N63 and N89 services.


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