Tuesday 17th March 2020
- Thursday 19th March 2020
£35.00 - £52.50
Support: 6.15 - 7pm
Main act: 7.30 - 9pm
After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge, classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan joins them in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios.
‘The great Classical guitarist John Williams and celebrated John Etheridge have played internationally as a duo for many years and are now joined by the brilliant Gary Ryan to form a unique trio .Drawing on all the talents and experience at their command “Six Hands ‘ creates, in a combination of solos ,duo a ,trios a feast of virtuoso guitar playing that takes in Classical ,Jazz ,African and universal influences as well as compositions by all the members .All fans of music and great guitar playing will thrill to this Trio .’
ABOUT JOHN WILLIAMS
John Williams was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941 and moved to London with his family in 1952. He was taught the guitar by his father from the age of five, afterwards attending summer courses with Segovia at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy and studying music at the Royal College of Music in London from 1956-59. Having already played in London, Paris and Madrid he toured Russia in 1962 and in 1963 began regular tours of Japan and the United States. Since then he has toured widely, both solo and with orchestra and is heard often on radio and television. The complete collection of his 58 CD’s (and one DVD) for Sony/CBS was issued in 2016. In 2007 he was presented with an Edison lifetime achievement award.
John Williams has collaborated with many musicians including Julian Bream, Itzak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Daniel Barenboim. Other musical activities have included the group Sky, collaborations with Richard Harvey, a duo with John Etheridge and the music of Latin America and Africa. He recently performed and recorded a DVD with the Palestinian duo Sabil; an example of the particular importance to him of the role of the guitar outside the confines of the purely European tradition.
In 2010 he started his own label, JCW Recordings, with the latest release being ‘Vivaldi etc! ‘
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