Young Artist Platform 2021
Awardees

New players. New music. New experiences

Eleanor Kelly

Eleanor Kelly (1995) is currently a student of the prestigious Máster en Interpretación Guitarra Clásica course in Alicante, Spain, studying with the world’s foremost teachers and performers. Eleanor is an advocate of women in music and in 2019 gave the UK premiere of Claudia Montero’s Latin Grammy award-winning Luces y Sombras with the Woodside String Quartet.

Plinio Fernandes

Plinio is a Brazilian guitarist from São Paulo.Since 2014 he has been studying at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Prof. Michael Lewin, Steve Goss, Fábio Zanonand David Russell, with a full scholarship from the Brazilian Government.He has recently performed at the Two Moors Festival giving a solo recital in Exeter and has been performing solo and chamber concerts around the UK and South America.

Marco Carta

Marco Carta

Marco Carta is an Italian classical guitarist. His resume includes several awards in various guitar competitions and many courses with acclaimed Masters (Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, Lorenzo Micheli, etc). He is the co-founder of “The Goya Project”, based on the first absolute meeting between the “Capricci” by Goya and the “Caprichos” by Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Alex Hart

Guitarist Alexander Hart is alumni of Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music supported by the Blyth Watson trust. A finalist of a number of international competitions including London international guitar competition and Manuel Barrueco prize. His beginnings we as a blues and session guitarist and brings this into his programming with crossover music with singer Alex Sesenton. Alex is currently working with celebrated British composer Joseph Phibbs and the Audentia ensemble commissioning a new guitar concerto.

Pavel Ralev

Bulgarian guitarist Pavel Ralev performs an eclectic range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the modern day, while looking ahead and collaborating with exciting contemporary musicians from the classical, jazz and electronica scenes, continuing in the spirit of bridging the gaps between tradition and the alternative.