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Wed 22 July 2015

1:00 pm • Retiring collection

Tom McLauchlan

guitar

Concert sponsored by A J Bennewith & Co Ltd

Music by Piazzolla, J.S.Bach, Pernambuco, Tarrega, Maxwell Davies, Koshkin, Myers & Dyens

Tom McLauchlan
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Programme:

Astor Piazzolla

Verano Porteño

Traditional Scottish

The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond

JS Bach

Prelude & Courante from Cello Suite No. 1

Joao Pernambuco

Sons de Carilhoes

Francisco Tarrega

Capricho Arabe

Francisco Tarrega

Farewell to Stromness

Nikita Koshkin

Tin Soldiers from The Prince's Toys Suite

Mr Wagner has beautiful moments, but...(!)

A selection of composer anecdotes.

Stanley Myers

Cavatina: Theme from 'The Deer Hunter'

Roland Dyens

Tango En Skai

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Review

Wednesday, 22nd July, saw the fourth visit for a lunchtime concert by the guitarist Tom McLauchlan playing to a large audience helped by our generous sponsors,in particular A.J.Bennewith & Co whose clients helped to swell their ranks.

An intimate instrument demanding rapt attention but very rewarding especially when in the hands of such a capable musician as Tom provided an hour of sensitive playing from the repertory..

Among the many items, the Prelude and Courante from the first Cello Suite by J.S. Bach were beautifully played with fine articulation and control, the " Capricho Arabe" was one of several pieces evoking with great skill the Spanish atmosphere, and "Farewell to Stromness",a Scottish lament by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies portrayed the sadness with touching sensitivity.

Of special mention was an extract from Nikita Koshkin`s Suite entitled "Toy Soldiers". This was a fascinating and highly descriptive composition played with great verve and bravado and capturing the atmosphere of the title to a nicety!

Finally Stanley Myers "Cavatina" from the Deer Hunter" and the "Tango En Skai" followed by an encore brought this" master class" in guitar playing to an end by this very accomplished and personable young musician.

P.B.

Biography:

Tom McLauchlan is a prize winning classical guitarist graduate of the Royal College of Music and is fast establishing himself as one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists of the new generation.

He studied with Gary Ryan and now maintains an eventful performing career in duos featuring flute, violin, voice or guitar. Performances have taken Tom all over the world, including concerts at some of the UK's leading festivals and venues.

He has performed at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Purcell Room London, Cardiff Millenium Centre, Fishguard International Music Festival, Dundee Guitar Festival and for the 7th and 8th International Guitar Festivals in London.

He made his concerto debut with the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra and concuctor John Forster, performing Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' and in 2000 was presented with an Exhibition Award from Trinity College of Music.

Tom is visiting tutor of guitar at Charterhouse, Surrey.