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A wonderful setting for a concert of classical guitar music - surrounded by beautiful works of art. Jonathan's programme will include music by Bach, Barrios, Tarrega and Koshkin ‘An intimate setting and superb classical guitarist, filling the room with music that at times carried me away – it was bliss… a guitar alive with warmth and seemingly a part of the musician’s body – it was a privilege to be a part of such an exquisite experience.’ [Heather-Jean Moyes, Kryztoff RAW, Adelaide SA]Save
Jonathan Prag will play a programme of classical guitar music including composers for the guitar and music arranged for the guitar. Pieces by Bach, Tarrega, Barrios, Lauro, Weiss and some more contemporary composers including Vincent Lindsay-Clark, Matthew Sear and Nikita Koshkin. ‘...beautiful playing, an exquisite treat’ Three WeeksSave
Sounds Like: Richard Durrant, Carlos Bonell
Bio: Jonathan Prag was brought up in Luxembourg where French was his first language. After studying drama at Bristol university he began performing as an actor/musician acting and playing viola and guitar in a number of touring productions for various theatre companies in the seventies and eighties. A...See Full Bio
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“An intimate setting and superb classical guitarist, filling the room with music that at times carried me away – a very pleasant opening to the festival. It was the Fringe actually but Friday night was opening night of the festival, I could tell because outside I could here the cars. Inside it was bliss. The whole ‘up close’ thing, a guitar that was alive with warmth and seemingly a part of the musician’s body, and music – it was a privilege to be a part of such a simple and yet exquisite experience. The opening night started with a plaintive George Gershwin Prelude and covered a range of styles from Spanish to Russian, to British contemporary and Classical works each masterfully performed. Some virtuoso dynamics in a Neil Smith Scottish medley, and some moments of toffee flavoured bittersweet brilliance, as a non-Spanish guitarist let loose with a convincing Issac Albeniz – Asturias, and Paco Pena – Herencia Latina were highlights for me. Those and an old favourite Satie ”