International Guitar Research Centre Conference, Mar 18-23, 2016 @ University of Surrey

A very exciting event at the International Guitar Research Centre at University of Surrey (Guildford, UK) this coming week – some of the most distinguished and highly regarded scholars and musicians from around the world will gather for this major international conference featuring six public concerts, four keynote lectures, and over 50 lecture-recitals and academic papers.

There will be a conference installation in the Lewis Elton Art Gallery, a chance to try the latest Moog guitars in the project room, as well as the chance to explore the recently acquired Maurice Summerfield Archive in the University library.

Keynote lectures given by Jonathan Leathwood (University of Denver), Thomas Heck (Guitar Foundation of America), Tilman Hoppstock (Academy of Music, Darmstadt) and Christopher Page (University of Cambridge).

Additional Speakers include: Luigi Attademo, Matthew Marshall, Graham Wade, Gilbert Biberian, Caroline Rae, Mark McKnight, Nico Couck, Diego Castro Magas and Carl Faia.

Events listed below:

Friday 18 March – Wednesday 23 March, Lewis Elton Gallery
Ax Evrtd – Jeevan Rai A multichannel sound installation with projected video, exploring the hypothetical acoustics of the practically impossible

Friday 18 March 7:30 pm, PATS Studio One
Mobius Trio Hailed by Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sergio Assad as ‘the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today’

Saturday 19 March 1:30pm, PATS Studio One
Bradley Johnson guitar Winner of the 2015 Ivor Mairants Guitar Award presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Saturday 19 March 7:30pm, PATS Studio One
Tilman Hoppstock guitar ‘an exceptional player, with a fine sense of style and unfailing sensitivity, and a technician of the first water’ Gramophone

Sunday 20 March 1:30pm, PATS Studio One
Michael Partington guitar Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his ‘lyricism, intensity and clear technical command’

Sunday 20 March 7:30pm, PATS Studio One
Andrey Lebedev and Laura Snowden guitars Award winners of the Julian Bream Trust, this duo perform new works commissioned by the Trust.

Monday 21 March 7:30pm, PATS Studio One
Ant Law Jazz Trio ‘Bustling power, judiciously harnessed with elegance and poise… Bright, punchy and memorable.’ London Jazz News

A link to the full timetable can be found here. For more information click here




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