‘La guitarra cantante’
Mihael Majetić – classical guitarGirolamo Frescobaldi
Aria detta la Frescobalda, F 3.32
(transcribed John Mills)
Variations on ‘O cara armonia’ from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Op 9Enrique Granados
from 12 Danzas españolas, Op 37
(arranged Manuel Barrueco)
Sonata No 3
1. Allegro moderato
2. Chanson: Andantino molto espressivo
3. Allegro non troppo
Mihael Majetić is a London-based musician and guitarist. Originally from Croatia, he was trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees in Classical Guitar Performance. Mihael has performed in prominent venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, 10 Downing Street, The Royal Overseas League, Croatian National Theatre and has played the guitar in recordings featured on BBC Radio London and BBC Sunday Morning Live.
The Royal Academy of Music awarded Mihael the Paton Award (2019), J Hope & Pryor Award (2018) and Timothy Gilson Guitar Prize (2017). During his time there, he was coached by the leading British guitar teacher Michael Lewin, and supervised by renowned guitarists David Russell and Fabio Zanon. Mihael has won prizes at music competitions both solo and with ensembles, such as London International Guitar Competition, Leicester Music Fest, Opatija Competition of Chamber Ensembles, Omis Guitar Fest and Porec Tirando.
Mihael’s classical guitar repertoire includes music from the 16th century through to contemporary compositions, of which he particularly enjoys those by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer for whom he had a chance to perform in the public masterclass at Bolivar Hall in London, April 2017. Furthermore, Mihael likes to collaborate with composers to see new guitar works come to life. In June 2019 at the Royal Academy of Music he premiered a new piece The Lute Playing written for him by Singaporean Joseph Lim.
Along with his performing qualifications, Mihael holds an LRAM teaching diploma. He gives private guitar lessons in person and online, and is a visiting guitar teacher at Thomas’s Fulham and Hatcham College. In addition to his classical guitar career, Mihael plays in jazz bands and performs in a guitar & voice pop duo. He also works part-time as a Music Director at All Souls Langham Place where he plays the guitar, conducts, arranges, writes and records music.
Mihael currently performs on a lattice cedar-top guitar hand-made for him in 2015 by a Croatian luthier Antonio Zwirn.
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