Halesworth Arts Festival presents

POSTPONED AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET

Sunday 29th March 2020 - 2:30 pm

The Tessa Fuchs Chamber Series 2020

Michael Baker, Vasilis Bessas, James Jervis, Rory Russell                                                                           

Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol
Clarice AssadDancas Nativas
Ariel RamirezAlfonsina y el mar
Andrew YorkQuiccan
Carlos Rafael RiveraCumba Quinn
Alberto GinasteraDanza del la moza donosa
Inti Illimani Tarantella
Catriona McKayThe Swan  LK243
Bireli LagreneMade in France

Recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative group known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance and expansive repertoire. Formed originally at the Royal Northern College of Music (in 1999), under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey, the quartet went on to study with renowned guitarists such as Sérgio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Scott Tennant. Their early successes included winning awards from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Tillett Trust and Tunnell Trust.

In 2016 the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet was invited to perform at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The concert, which also featured Maxim Vengerov, Debbie Wiseman, Laura Wright and Wayne Marshall, was recorded for subsequent broadcast. The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet has performed in many other major concert halls in the UK, including Perth Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Bridgewater Hall. Their engagements have taken them throughout Europe, most recently visiting Germany, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Poland and Ireland. The ensemble made its debut in Asia in 2014 with a series of concerts in Seoul and they returned to South Korea in 2016, this time to perform at the Daejeon International Guitar Festival.

This British ensemble seems incapable of playing with less than a glorious range of sound, perfect ensemble, and exquisite taste. This is superb playing, and the music is ravishing  AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE