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An International Soloist's Introduction to the Guitar

(October 02, 2013)

MARTIN_03_sIn this 60-minute Lecture-Demonstration, international award-winning soloist Martin Fogel from Sweden, will speak about the guitar, aspects of repertoire, styles of playing, and demonstrate with some pieces. This Introduction to the Guitar is for people of all ages, so hope you will not miss this wonderful guitarist.

Described by international press as “a Swedish genius” (CD Journal, Japan), “exudes easy charm” (Classical Music, UK), “sheer magic” (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK), Martin Fogel is a graduate from both the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Gothenburg School of Music, as well as prize winners in several, major national and international competitions, including the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s Scholarship Awards, the Tokyo International Guitar Competition and the Toru Takemitsu Competition in Finland. (Full biography please read below)

http://martinfogel.com/ 

Tickets - payable at the door: 
7 years and above - £10 (under 7 years go free)

Phone: 0797 181 7638
E-mail: [email protected]

Parking available.

MARTIN FOGEL
Martin Fogel is one of the most prominent guitarists to emerge from Sweden in recent years; he has received great critical acclaim for his artistry in Swedish, UK and Japanese press: “a Swedish genius” (CD Journal, Japan), “exudes easy charm” (Classical Music, UK), “sheer magic” (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK). As well as touring extensively in his home country, he regularly performs in England, Japan and Europe. He first appeared on Swedish national TV at the age of 18, and has since given live broadcasts as well as interviews on both national TV and radio. A graduate from both the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Gothenburg School of Music, Martin went on to become a prize winner in several, major national and international competitions, including the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s Scholarship Awards, the Tokyo International Guitar Competition and the Toru Takemitsu Competition in Finland. He has performed at the Stockholm Concert Hall and at music festivals across Sweden and has appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. He has toured in all parts of Japan including at venues such as the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall, and has performed the guitar concertos of Takemitsu and Giuliani with the Turku Symphony Orchestra in Finland. Martin is the artistic director of Lidköping Music Festival, which is now in its 12th year.

His debut-CD “SHENANDOAH” was selected “CD of the month” in Japan’s major CD magazine for classical music, and was lauded by the world’s leading guitar magazines. A live concert recording by Swedish Radio P2 was selected for BBC Radio 3’s “Euroclassic Notturno” and broadcasted in 11 European countries. The second album “IMAGE” received a “Best selection of the Month” in CD Journal, Japan’s major CD magazine. The new CD “EQUINOX” – the complete works for guitar by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, recently received praise in CD Journal, Japan and Classical Music UK.

Spring and summer 2013 include concerts in Sweden and England, a tour of Estonia, master classes and lectures at the Estonian Academy of Music, and two tours of Japan, including performances with New Japan Philharmonic. 

(Reviews)
“a Swedish genius … the clear, beautiful sounds of the performance conveys a “modernity” full of intrinsic warmth” (CD Journal, Japan)

“He allies rich, smooth colour with crisp phrasing … exudes easy charm” (Classical Music, UK)

“sheer magic… certainly one of the best solo guitar recordings to come my way in a long time” (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK)

“beautiful sound … lyric, imaginative performances … marvellous musicality” (CD Journal, Japan)

“convincing and passionate … large and powerful … majestic and superb” (Il Fronimo, Italy)

“Martin Fogel showed his remarkable skills in all fields of music-making … Rock-solid virtuosity.” (Turun Sanomat, Finland)

“Unbelievable – he conveys a complete artistry … a performance of the highest calibre” (Gendai Guitar Magazine, Japan)

“… at the same time magnificent and delicate.”
(Record Geijutsu, Japan)

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