St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Cassandra Mathews - classical guitar

Friday, 4 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Cassandra Mathews - classical guitar

Programme

Albeniz

Granada

Turina

Fandanguillo

Barrios-Mangore

Un Sueno de la Floresta 

Smith-Brindle

Nocturne

Dodgson

The Midst of Life

Ginastera

Sonata 

Esordio

Scherzo

Canto

Finale

Biography

Cassandra Mathews studied classical guitar at the Royal College of Music with Gary Ryan where she obtained a 1st Class Honours Bachelor of Music.  She also received coaching from Chris Stell and extra lessons with Craig Ogden and Jakob Lindberg on the lute. She began her studies with John Draper from the age of twelve.  During her time at the RCM, she took part in masterclasses with John Williams, Carlos Bonell, Jason Vieaux, and Julian Byzantine as well as performing at Queen Elisabeth Hall and the Purcell Room as part of "The Rest Is Noise" Festival 2013.  She performs regularly with violinist Sean Riley with whom she has enjoyed performances at the Wigmore Hall, V&A Museum the London Film Museum.  She has premiered new guitar works at the National Portrait Gallery and the Martin Harris Centre.  Cassandra is particularly interested in collaborations with other artistic disciplines and recently unveiled "Desvalidas" as part of the RCM Great Exhibitionists 2014 working with award-winning poet Isabel White and visual artist Ally Johnson.  She was the winner of the Lennox Berkeley Guitar Prize 2012 and was the given a Highly Commended Award for the annual Royal College of Music Guitar Competition 2014 and 2012.  Cassandra represented the RCM at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart in an Erasmus exchange programme in 2012.  She has also played in ensembles as part of the London Guitar Festival 2011 at King's Place and as part of the RCM Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink. 

Further Information: http://www.cassandramathews.com/