St Bride's: Music - David Sossa – guitar

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

David Sossa – guitar

Tuesday, 23 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

David Sossa – guitar

José Pierri Sapere - Campera

Enrique Kaliski Kriguer - Chiloé (Vals)

Gilberto Rojas (arr. Fernando Arduz) - Flor de Santa Cruz (Carnaval)

Antonio Lauro - Vals venezolano no. 3

Guyanese Folk Songs (arr. Hubert George) - Coming dung wid ah bunch ah roses; Cuma-Cuma fish; Ah wondah whey me Telma gawn

Carlos Gardel Lepera (arr. Victor Villadangos) - El día que me quieras

Miguel Ángel Hurtado Delgado (arr. Riber Oré) - Valicha (Huayno)

Terry Pazmiño - Suite Ecuatoriana no. 1 (Tomasa Garcés)

André Ong-Alok - Kaseko Dance (from Surinam)

Trad. Paraguayan (arr. Hüseyin Ensert) - Pájaro Campana

Luiz Bonfá (arr. Francesco Piccolo) - Samba de Orfeu

Alfredo Mejía Vallejo (arr. Miguel Álvarez Martínez) - El Retiro

Acclaimed for his charisma and versatility, guitarist David Sossa has fascinated international audiences, performing as a soloist in Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. In 2020 David will make his Africa debut performing at the American University of Cairo. David was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in Colombia. He received his early musical education from his teachers Humberto Montoya, on the bandola and folk guitar, and Gerardo Giraldo on the classical guitar. Later, he studied with Jairo Cardona, Jesus Marin, Roberto Fernandez, Dario Echeverri, and Daniel Bolshoy.

David played as first guitar in the Guitar Society of Toronto Orchestra during the seasons 2011 to 2013. Among his recordings are a solo CD, which was released in December 2010 on the Salty Road label, getting over 1000 copies sold in just 2 months; he has also collaborated with various commercial CD recordings locally and internationally such as 'The Anechoic Experience, and 'Jumblesque' by Canadian composer Unthunk, as well as the music for two documentaries in Colombia. David is currently preparing the recording of his second solo CD which will be called 'Suramérica', and will feature music from each country of South America. Throughout his career, David has been received numerous scholarships, including those from: Marie Elizabeth and William Adolphe Pal Jones (2014), Eleanor and James Wrigle (2014), Faculty of Graduate Award (2014), Faculty of Graduate Award (2013), and TD Bank Financial Group Graduate Bursary (2013).

David holds a Bachelor of Music from Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, and a Master of Music from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, he is the Head of the Guitar Department at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music, and each year travels to his home town in Colombia to organise 'La Semana de La Guitarra' ('The Guitar Week'), a guitar festival that features concerts, masterclasses, and workshops by local and international artists.

David's accomplished teaching career has led to several of his students participating in festivals and competitions in Canada, USA, and Colombia, in which some of them have won first place. As a result, he is frequently invited to give lectures, workshops, and masterclasses locally and abroad. David is a D'Addarío Artist and plays on a 2013 Joshia de Jonge guitar and on a 2016 David Villegas guitar.
www.davidsossa.com

Canadian-Colombian guitarist David Sossa is acclaimed for his charisma and versatility. He has performed more than 300 solo concerts in America, Europe, and Asia. In March 2020 David will make his debut in Africa at the American University of Cairo. Among his recordings are a solo CD 'David Sossa Fernandez' and collaborations with various local and international artists. David is currently preparing a new solo CD which will feature music from each one of the 12 countries of South America. Presently, David is the Head of the Guitar Department at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music; he is also a D'Addarío Artist and plays on a 2013 Joshia de Jonge guitar and on a 2016 David Villegas guitar.