Hello everyone! I am so glad to be able to report that the details for my Double Concert for Guitar, Violin, and Orchestra this October have finally been confirmed!

This is the Final Event I am putting together for my Advanced Diploma post-master’s course at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

The event will be an homage to the works of Niccolò Paganini and Leo Brouwer.

I have always felt a special connection with Paganini, on whose birthday I also happened to be born, and having studied for so many years with my Cuban professor Joaquín Clerch in Germany, I could not help but felt part of the Cuban school of guitar playing – and what better composer could one pick to honor that musical heritage, than Leo Brouwer, the most famous classical guitar composer worldwide, from Cuba?

The programme will consist of:

  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 – 1968):  Capriccio Diabolico (Omaggio a Paganini)
  • Rubens Askenar (1982 – ):                                   Commission (Homage to Paganini)
  • Leo Brouwer (1939 – ):                                          Doble Concierto “Omaggio a Paganini
  • —— intermission ——
  • Leo Brouwer (1939 – ):                                         Quintet
  • Leo Brouwer (1939 – ):                                         Concierto Elegiaco

Joining me will be:

  • Laura Custódio, violin
  • Victor Jacob, conductor
  • Rubens Askenar, composer
  • Orchestra: Students of the Royal Academy of Music

Details of the concert:

  • 14th October 2016, 7:30 pm
  • Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music
  • Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5HT