St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Adam Brown - guitar

Tuesday, 22 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Adam Brown - guitar

Programme

Lauro

Virgilio

Piazolla

Campero

Lovelady

Incantation no 6

Duarte

Appalachian Dreams

Ungar

Ashokan Farewell

Villa-Lobos

Choro no 1

Tarrega

Gran Vals

Biography

London-based guitarist Adam Brown has performed throughout Europe, the United States and South America.  Among his many concert appearances are recitals at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd St.Y-Tisch Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and at London's Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre.  He has also performed at such renowned music festivals as Aspen (USA), Spoleto (Italy), Accademia Chigiana (Italy), Amsterdam International Guitar Festival (The Netherlands), Bath International Guitar Festival (England) and the Musica y Danza Festival (Peru).

Recent performances have included solo recitals at the Purcell Room at London's Southbank Centre, the Bath, Bermuda, Bolivar Hall-London Guitar Festival, and Cheltenham International Guitar Festivals, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and the International Guitar Festival at Kings Place in London.  This season (2014/15) will include performances throughout the United Kingdom as a Making Music Selected Artist.

The Rebels Within, Adam Brown's first solo album features four twentieth-century masterpieces that fuse progressive compositional techniques with aspects of archaic musical structures and language.  Gladios, released in 2010, presents the melodic lyricism and dynamic rhythmic interplay of music from Latin America.  Without Limits-An American Century of Music for Guitar, was released in 2013 and highlights the guitar's pre-eminent role in America's cultural life by presenting a number of contemporary genres that cross boundaries between classical and popular music.

Born in Edinburgh, Adam Brown studied with Carlos Bonell as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree with HHonours and received several prestigious awards.  He continued his studies with Sharon Isbin at the Juilliard School in New York City, completing the Masters of Music degree and subsequently becoming the first guitarist to obtain Julliard's distinguished Artist Diploma degree.  He went on to earn a performance-based Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied with the celebrated guitarists William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero.

Further Information: http://adambrownguitar.co.uk/