Classical Guitar by Candlelight
July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy an exceptional classical guitar recital by renowned virtuoso Amanda Cook in the beautiful candlelit setting of St Mary Le Strand. It’s a hugely appealing programme that will be sure to start your weekend in style! There are also choice many restaurants and bars nearby to complete your night out.
Castillos de Espana – Federico Moreno Torroba
-Alba de Tormes-Torija-Zafra
Curlew – William LoveladyThe White Stone
The Parting Glass – Laura Snowden
Lisa Lan – Gerard Cousins
My Romance – Rodgers/Hart
All of Me – Seymour Simons
Variations On A Turkish Folk Song – Carlo Domeniconi
Samba Em Preludio – Baden Powell
Vicente Emilio Sojo
-Valsa Sem Nom
About tonight’s performer
Dubbed “The ‘guitar queen’ with a silken touch” by The Independent, Amanda Cook has appeared as a soloist in the USA, South America and throughout Europe. In the UK venues include the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, St George’s Bristol, King’s Place & The Sage Gateshead. Her highly acclaimed performances are always noted for their sensitive musicality, fluid technique, and ability to draw the audience in to her world.
Amanda studied at the RCM, as a Foundation Scholar and then went onto study in New York with Benjamin Verdery and the help of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She has been broadcast on television and radio, both abroad and in the UK, including BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” & “Late Junction”, BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour,” and Classic FM. In addition to solo work, Amanda is a member of the critically acclaimed Vida Guitar Quartet who regularly tour the USA, Europe and China. Amanda was course director at the International Guitar Festival for five years. She regularly adjudicates music festivals, gives masterclasses and has sat on the jury for several International Competitions including the GFA 2015 in Oklahoma and the 2019 Euro Strings Competition. Amanda is a patron of the Federation of Guitar Societies.
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