Guitar in London Series 7th April

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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 7th April – 3pm


JOAO LIMA (Portugal)

Joaquín Turina (1882–1949)

Graham Lynch (1957– )
London Blues No.6 [IGF Commission 2017]

Roland Dyens (1955–2016)
Libra Sonatine

Joao Lima, born in Portugal, prides himself in his versatility and broad musical interests. As a solo artist, he has recently performed at Kings Place as part of the London Guitar Festival and with his guitar and cello duo, in the Orange Tea Time Concerts in Frome, Somerset. Besides the classical guitar, he has a strong interest in electric guitar, composition as well as performing with non-classical artists and collaborating with other art forms. He is currently based in London, where he recently finished his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction in Performance. 


Isaac Albeníz (1860–1909)
Asturias (trans. Javier García Moreno)

Fernando Sor (1778–1839)
Introducción, Tema y Variaciones Op.7

Francisco Tarrega (1852–1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra Capricho Arabe

Joaquín Turina (1882–1949)
Sonata Op.61 – Allegro, Andante, Allegrro

Javier García Moreno, from Malaga, is one of the leading Spanish guitarists of his generation. After graduating with honours from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, he was a laureate of a host of national and international competitions. He has since toured Europe, the US and the far east, performing in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. As a soloist, he has also played with numerous orchestras including the European Chamber Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra and the Malaga Philharmonic. He is a professor of classical guitar at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga and gives masterclasses around the world. Amongst his many awards and honours he was awarded the Maestro Alirio Diaz Award. 

Upcoming concerts in the series:

  • 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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