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National Youth Guitar Ensemble, National Centre for Early Music, York, August 5
11:51am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Music news and reviews
ON Sunday afternoon, 26 of Britain’s most gifted young guitarists will perform at the National Centre for Early Music in York.
Led by musical director Gerald Garcia, the National Youth Guitar Ensemble will play small chamber and ensemble works and solo pieces for guitar.
As the culmination to the NYGE summer course in York, the talented teenagers will present a 4pm programme of Vivaldi, Bach, Piazzolla, Weill, Dyens, Machado, Torroba, Houghton and Tommis.
“The NYGE is an exciting and innovative collection of guitarists aged 13 to 18 who have auditioned for their place in the ensemble,” says co-ordinator Liz Larner.
“This unique ensemble brings the UK’s finest young guitarists together to receive the highest standard of ensemble training.”
The European Guitar Teachers’ Association founded NYGE in 1999, since when the ensemble has performed with John Williams in 2002 at the Guildhall in Bath and collaborated with the Eden Stell duo, including the release of the Festive Fizz CD featuring NYGE’s recording with the duo.
In 2010, NYGE was directed by guitarist/composer Gary Ryan when performing the world premiere of Flower Of The Field, commissioned for the ensemble's tenth anniversary.
Tickets for Sunday cost £12, concessions £10, students £5. Under-16s accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free. Box office: 01904 658338 or ncem.co.uk