|Cutler||Marinus [IGF commission]|
|Ponce||Sonata III —Allegro moderato, Chanson, Allegro non troppo|
|Electra Perivolaris||Waves Caress the Skin of an Ancient Rock…|
|—Preludio, Sarabande, Scherzino, Barcarolle|
|Barrios||Chôro de Saudade|
|Martin||En Cinco Lineas (2002)|
|Profecía del agua y el viento|
|Ilusión y verdad|
International Guitar Foundation (IGF) established its Guitar in London series concerts in 2019 to feature IGF Young Artist Platform performers premièring IGF’s newly commissioned repertoire, in shared concerts with established guitarists, including artists making UK debuts. During these difficult Covid-restricted times, IGF has focused on supporting its YAP recipients, both its past and present, offering them shared concerts.
This Sunday afternoon series also wants to encourage young people to listen to live music and offers free tickets to under-18 year olds.
Born in Sassari, Italy, in 1996, Emanuele Addis began his classical guitar training at the age of fourteen at Liceo Musicale in Sassari. He graduated with first class honours from the Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandria and is currently completing a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has won prizes at many international competitions, including Second Prize at the London International Guitar Competition in 2021.
Addis has given solo recitals in throughout Europe at venues such as the Palazzina Liberty in Milan, the Senato della Repubblica Italiana in Rome, Italian Institute of Culture in Munich, Germany, Theâtre du Vaudeville in Brussels and Treća beogradska in Belgrade.
Having started guitar lessons at the age of eleven, Hope Cramsie attended the junior course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama until she moved to London where she is currently in her fourth year of undergraduate study at the Royal College of Music. In 2019, she spent a semester studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, she is now continuing her studies at the RCM.
In addition to her solo playing, Hope regularly performs chamber music in duo with fellow RCM guitarist Zoe Barnett, as well as performing in a guitar quartet. She has performed at venues such as the National Portrait Gallery, at the How the Light Gets in Literary and Arts Festival, and regularly appears in the RCM’s recital series.
A sophisticated virtuoso, the Havana-born Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas has performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead, Union Chapel, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields. Dickinson Cardenas is widely recognised as an ambassador both for the music and musicians of his native country. Over the last ten years, Ahmed has established a successful career in the UK, while maintaining a
performance profile and strong links with Cuba. In 2008, Ahmed founded Cubafilin Records – a record label dedicated to the exclusive promotion of Cuban musicians and their original works. His collaborations with the prolific guitarist and composer, Jose Antonio (Ñico) Rojas, his transcriptions, performances and recordings of Rojas’ extensive unpublished works earned two prizes at the Cubadisco Awards 2009, Best Instrumental Soloist & Best Instrumental Album and nominations for the Best Artist & Best Newcomer in Songlines magazine, and Best Album & Best Single at the Latin American Music Awards UK.