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La Leona – Women and the Guitar: Katalin Koltai, Shannon Latoyah Simon and Clark-Hudrea Duo

International Guitar Foundation & Festivals

Today – 3.30pm
Classical

La Leona – Women and the Guitar: Katalin Koltai, Shannon Latoyah Simon and Clark-Hudrea Duo

International Guitar Foundation & Festivals

Katalin Koltai

Electra Perivolaris Waves caress the skin of an ancient rock... [World Premiere – IGF Commission, 2021]
Kaija Saariaho Nocturne
Gráinne Mulvey Soliloquy [World Premiere]

Shannon Latoyah Simon

Josephine Stephenson Enero
Amelia Clarkson She Lingers
I. In the ground
II. In the flowers
III. In the air

Clark-Hudrea Duo

Hannah Clark flute
Sergiu Hudrea guitar
Celso Machado Paçoca (Choro)
Sérgio Assad Summer Garden Suite: No. 19, Dreams
Astor Piazzolla Cafe 1930


This concert is 50 minutes without an interval. Each part is approximately 15 minutes long.

Katalin Koltai is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, soloist, and chamber musician, performing regularly with major orchestras and constant champion of contemporary music, creating interdisciplinary stage works and transcriptions, she records for North/South Recordings, Naxos, Hungaroton and Genuin. Her transcriptions from various musical eras have been published by Doblinger Austria, and received international critical acclaim, notably from Classical Guitar Magazine and Gendai Magazine.

Katalin gained degrees from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles, and the Conservatorium Maastricht, taught by József Eötvös, Antigoni Goni, Raphaella Smits, Carlo Marchione, and José María Gallardo Del Rey. She is a PhD researcher at the International Guitar Research Centre, University of Surrey since Fall 2018, focuses on guitar transcription and new music for guitar supervised by Steve Goss and Tom Armstrong. Currently a FASS Scholarship Holder, Katalin is a former fellow of the Dutch Cultural Ministry and winner of the Hungarian Junior Prima Prize.

Shannon-Latoyah Simon is a British classical guitarist and interdisciplinary artist with a keen interest in New and Experimental Music. As well as performing regularly as a soloist, she thoroughly enjoys participating in chamber music and is part of many chamber ensembles. Shannon has been involved in experimental music and audio-visual art for most of her adult life and is consistently working on a series of projects involving art, film, movement, improvisation and electronic sound. She has recently developed a passion for creating deep listening works using her own personal collection of field recordings, which she has compiled over the past 12 years. In 2019 Shannon completed a Masters Degree at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tuition of Graham Anthony Devine. Shannon is an Angelic and Usui Reiki Master Teacher and has recently obtained her degree in Sound Medicine, Sound Therapy and Nāda yoga with the Vibroacoustic Therapy Association.

Hannah Clark and Sergiu Hudrea are recent graduates of the Royal Academy of music.
They started their collaboration together in 2019 during their Masters, with the common goal of sharing flute and guitar music to a wider audience, taking particular interest in exploring repertoire that is not as commonly played. They are now pursuing careers as freelance musicians.

Date & start time:Today – 3.30pm
Venue:St Pancras Room
Price:£4.50-£9.50
Availability:Tickets available
Free La Leona pre-concert panel discussion
A London Guitar Festival panel discussion featuring with composers and guitarists, Electra Perivolaris, Effy and Litha Efthymiou, Katalin Koltai and Shannon-Latoyah Simon, led by Thérèse Wassily Saba. Sun 24 Oct, 1.30pm. Free but a ticket is required.
London Guitar Festival Under 12s Tickets
Tickets for under 12s are £4.50. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more details, please call the Box Office on 020 7520 1490.
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