Music from North and South America by Ponce, Gnattali, Corigliano, Villa-Lobos, Funk-Pearson and Brazilian guitar solos.
M. Ponce (1882-1948)
Sonata for Guitar and Harpsichord (or Piano)
Allegro ma non troppo e piacevole
Fantasia on an Ostinato (1985)
- Interval -
S. Funk-Pearson (b.1950)
Three guitars pieces from Brazil
H. Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
A.V. Sardinha (Garoto) (1915-1955)
Jorge do Fusa Choro
C. Moscardoni (b.1959)
Duendes Mulatos (Candombe) for guitar
R. Gnattali (1906-1998)
Sonatina No.2 for Guitar and Piano
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Yoko Ono lives in Brighton. She has performed in many countries including Japan, USA, China, Europe and Israel. In UK, she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, South Bank and Barbican. She has made CD recordings for Claudio Records and DKlassisk. She enjoys playing a wide range of repertoire including works by Sussex composers. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, winning many prizes and scholarships. She is a dedicated piano teacher at the Royal College of Music and Roedean School.
“…. performed with sparkling tonality, full of life and expression.” - Musica Nova
Paul Gregory started playing guitar at the age of 10. Later he also studied cello and composition in London. He gave his Wigmore Hall debut when 19. Three years later he won the Andres Segovia International Guitar Competition in Spain. Paul has made many BBC Radio 3 programmes, including live broadcasts from the Wigmore Hall and Broadcasting House. He has been invited abroad including the Americas and Hong-Kong. Paul has been a visiting tutor to the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin and Chief External Examiner for the Royal Scottish Academy. Recently he has given masterclasses at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music in London and the Royal College in Dublin.
"Dedicated, impassioned, shaped with care and feeling."
Yoko and Paul formed their duo in 2005. Over the years they have played most of the original duo works for guitar and piano (sadly too few!). They have performed in many UK music clubs including Lincoln Drill Hall and the West Sussex Guitar Club in Bognor, and abroad, for Musica Sienna Festival in Italy and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland.