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Guitar in London — Shannon-Latoyah Simon and Sasha Savaloni

International Guitar Foundation

Sun 9 Jan

Guitar in London — Shannon-Latoyah Simon and Sasha Savaloni

International Guitar Foundation

Shannon-Latoyah Simon

Eloise Gynn A Still Life
Errollyn Wallen Night Passage
Lou Harrison Serenade for Guitar

Sasha Savaloni

works by Franz Schubert and Joaquin Turina

International Guitar Foundation (IGF) present Shannon-Latoyah Simon and Sasha Savaloni at The Sunday afternoon Guitar in London series. Under 18s can go to this concert for free.

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.

Shannon-Latoyah Simon is a British classical guitarist and interdisciplinary artist with a keen interest in new and experimental music and audio-visual art, working on projects involving art, film, movement, improvisation and electronic sound. Using her personal collection of field recordings, compiled over the past twelve years, she improvises on a range of plucked instruments such as the lapsteel, zither, baroque guitar and sitar. As a classical guitarist, she studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music and completed a Masters at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Shannon is an Angelic and Usui Reiki Master Teacher with a degree in Sound Medicine, Sound Therapy and Nāda yoga with the Vibroacoustic Therapy Association. In 2021, she became a Trinity Laban Ignite awardee which enabled her to use her music to create safe spaces through the use of meditation, experimental music and trauma-informed practice for communities that are marginalised and underrepresented.

Award-winning guitarist Sasha Savaloni is a committed chamber musician, who has collaborated with the Red Note Ensemble, trumpeter Mark O’Keeffe, guitarist Ian Watt and flautist Lee Holland. In his duo with the soprano Alison McNeill, he was a recipient of the prestigious ‘Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project Artists’ in 2015–2017.

Sasha Savaloni was selected for the IGF Young Artist Platform in 2014 and is a Live Music Now Scotland Artist. He is a lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and is also pursuing a doctoral degree at the RCS focusing on performance of Schubert’s music on guitar.

Date:Sun 9 Jan
Start time:3pm (Doors: 2.30pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room

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