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Matthew Fagan: Virtuoso Guitarra – Spanish, Classical & Flamenco Guitar
26 November 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for a concert of Spanish, Flamenco and Classical guitar at its emotive and technical best. Matthew Fagan presents Guitarra, crossing 5 Centuries of Spanish Guitar music of the the ancient Guitar Vihuela, Baroque, Romantic and modern Spanish Music inspired by Julian Bream’s recording “Guitarra” & “Flamenco Guitar”.
The concert also features highlights from Matthew’s CD, Virtuoso- A Homage to My Ancestors, a spectacular musical journey celebrating the Parkes family, his internationally renowned virtuoso ancestors with arrangements of classical masterpieces from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Mozart, Paganini, Rimsky-Korsakov and O’Carolan’s Celtic Harp and Lute Music arranged for Spanish Guitar and more.
Matthew Fagan has toured with Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club; Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly.
This will be a truly special afternoon of classical music performed with renewed vigour, passion and technicality.
“Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba” – Ibrahim Ferrer- The Original Buena Vista Social Club
“Matthew has the fire of Flamenco, The passion of Django and the fire of Santana” – Melbourne Guitar Festival
“A True Artist” – Paco Pena
Matthew Fagan is a guitarist blessed with great charisma. Everything he does on the instrument draws you into his world. He is a virtuoso player—…Particularly in his arrangements of Spanish and Irish material, there is a fullness and idiomatic quality to the workmanship that indicate superior musicianship. This is the sort of guitar [performance] that touches the sensibilities even of listeners to whom classical music is a quite alien experience. The playing is magnetic, and the repertoire is invigorating. Highly recommended. – Dave Saemann- Fanfare Magazine