London Guitar Festival

2021
22-24
 October
The Events

Flamenco Pasión with
Dani de Morón & Patricia Guerrero

Fri 22 Oct | 7.30pm
Hall Two, Kings Place
The flamenco guitarist Dani de Morón is a leading performer of his generation, who has always worked alongside legendary flamenco performers: when he was in his 20s, he toured with Paco de Lucía as his second guitarist. He has built his career in the traditional flamenco way, developing his art through accompanying singers and dancers. On his third album called 21, Dani de Morón accompanies three outstanding gypsy singers: Duquende, Antonio Reyes and Jesús Méndez. He is an inspiration to guitarists, with his distinctive  alzapúa thumb technique and the Morón style of playing flamenco with a hint swing rhythm. He has also worked with leading musicians from other styles such as jazz and world, including Dave Liebmann, Aaron Diehl, Gerardo Núñez, Yotam Silberstein and Concha Buika.

Patricia Guerrero started dance classes at her mother’s academy at the age of three, later studying with masters like Mario Maya and Rubén Olmo. She has performed in top world venues such as New York City Center Theater and Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris. In 2010 she was invited by Carlos Saura to perform as a soloist in his show Flamenco Hoy, touring the world, and appeared in his film Flamenco, Flamenco. Shortly thereafter she became prima ballerina of the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet. Guerrero started making her own productions in 2013 and with Catedral (2016) she won Best Show at the Seville Flamenco Bienal and was nominated for two Max Awards in 2017, including Best Female Dancer. In 2018 with Distopía she was nominated for three Max Awards.

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Concert with
Sean Shibe

Fri 22 Oct | 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place

‘Shibe’s music-making is masterful, beautiful and convincing in every way’
The Times

One of the most versatile guitarists on the concert platform today, Sean Shibe brings a fresh and innovative approach to the traditional classical guitar by experimenting with instruments and repertoire. Shibe returns to Kings Place as part of International Guitar Festival.

The first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Shibe was a prize-winner at the 2015 YCAT International Auditions. In 2018, he became the first guitarist to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists and the following year he won a Gramophone Award in the newly-created ​‘Concept Album’ category for his critically acclaimed recording softLOUD.
Shibe is committed to the music of the great masters of the past and has made his own transcriptions of Bach lute suites and seventeenth century Scottish lute manuscripts. He is also continuing to expand the repertoire for his instrument by conceiving imaginative programmes featuring new music and commissions. Recent and future performances include music by Daniel Kidane, David Fennessy, Sofia Gubaidulina, Thomas Ades, Shiva Feshareki, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and the premiere of a reworked version of Georges Lentz’s Ingwe, in collaboration with the composer himself. New commissions include David Fennessy, Daniel Kidane, Sir James Macmillan, Mark Simpson, Sylvia Villa and Freya Waley-Cohen.

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The big night of the guitar
Final of London International Guitar Competition +
Kevin Loh

Sat 23 Oct | 5pm – 6.15pm
Final of the London International Guitar Competition
Hall One, Kings Place

Hall One, Kings PlaceLIGC one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide which has attracted the best guitarists under 30 years of age who have come from 33 different countries. Tonight, three finalists will play 20 each to win the coveted First Prize.

Sat 23 Oct | 6.30pm
Kevin Loh – 2020 winner
Hall One, Kings Place

A 30 minute performance by guitarist Kevin Loh, the outstanding winner of London International Guitar Competition 2020.

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The big night of the guitar
Concert with
Ana Vidovic

Sat 23 Oct | 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place

Kings Place welcomes the return of Ana Vidovic, an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts, taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship.

Having performed internationally for many years, Ana is the winner of an impressive number of prizes and international competitions including first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Benicasim, Spain.

Ana returns to Kings Place as part of the International Guitar Festival’s ever-popular Big Night of the Guitar.

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Masterclass with
Ana Vidovic

Sun 24 Oct | 9.30am – 12.30 & 2 – 5

Ana is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts which have made her one of the leading guitarists in the world. She is also a patient and inspiring teacher, don’t miss this unique chance to study with her.

Players £60, Observers £30

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Masterclass with
Sean Shibe

Sat 23 Oct | 9.30am – 12.30

One of the foremost guitarists of the younger generation, Sean Shibe brings a fresh and innovative approach to the traditional classical guitar by experimenting with instruments and repertoire. He is also a much sought-after masterclass teacher, and this is a rare chance to study with this remarkable artist.

Players £60, Observers £30

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