Guitar in London Series 19th May2019-04-26T22:01:23+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 19th May – 3pm

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DIMITRIS SOUKARAS (Greece)

Graham Lynch (b. 1957)
Masques

Nikos Sklakotas (1904-1949)
Adagietto

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
Sonata (Omaggio a Boccherini), Op.77

Dimitris Soukaras (1995) is a Greek guitarist, chamber musician and composer living in London where he is a Masters student at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Michael Lewin and Stephen Goss. Dimitris has received distinction in 12 international competitions, including 1st prize at Mottola International Guitar Competition 2018 and also winning the Academy of Athens Music Scholarship 2018. Dimitris is included in the EuroStrings project, appearing at some of the 17 member guitar festivals in 2019. He is recording his first CD which will be published by dotGuitar. He has performed in many festivals in Greece, including a solo recital at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall and recorded for the national radio ERT. Dimitris completed his Bachelor of Music with the highest marks and honours at the Ionian University Department of Music Studies under Costas Cotsiolis and Kostantinos Vougiouka. He was the first student of the University to complete his studies in three years instead of the standard five.

STEFAN GRASSE (Germany)

Triste*
Viaje a Rosario
Las Perlas negras
Tabaco y oro**
El Sueño del Chico keniata
Boats of Hope
Chorinho para um sorriso
Valse pour Julia
Entre cielo y tierra
All compositions by Stefan Grasse, except
* Antônio Carlos Jobim
** Gerardo Nuñez

Join master guitarist Stefan Grasse for a thrilling evening of vivid music from Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, France and Spain. Be entertained by bossa nova from the sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, passionate tangos from the bars and brothels of Buenos Aires, the valse musettes of Parisian cafés and red hot Flamenco sounds from Andalusia. Much of the music tonight comes from Stefan’s highly acclaimed new album ‘Entre cielo y tierra’ (between sky and earth) which offers colourful new arrangements of music by A.C. Jobim, Gerardo Nuñez and his own. ‘Entre cielo y tierra’ is performed by a master virtuoso, one of the most exciting European guitarists to appear on the concert platform in recent years. A blend of yearning, zest for life and pleasure!

Upcoming concerts in the series:

  • 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
www.cervantestheatre.com
General: £12 Concessions: £10
18 and under: free

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How to get there:

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

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