Lord of the Strings
Posted 10 October 2017
Guitarra & Virtuoso Spanish and Classical Guitar Concert
Starring 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan
4pm Sunday 22nd October, Queenscliff Uniting Church
Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for an evening of Spanish and classical guitar at its emotive and technical best, as Fagan presents Guitarra, crossing 5 Centuries of Spanish Guitar music from 16th to the 21st Century.
The concert also features highlights from Matthew’s CD, Virtuoso – A Homage to My Ancestors. Albert Parkes (Matthew’s great grandfather) a fine violinist, musician and extraordinary teacher from Covent Garden and his three sons Cecil, Kingsley and Milton, had a profound effect on the Australian musical scene between 1900 to 1940.
Cecil Parkes was a child prodigy violinist who toured with International star soprano Dame Nellie Melba performing in patriot concerts around Australia and touring the USA and Canada with assistance from Dame Nellie Melba in 1916 at the age of 13. Other than Melba herself, no other Australian artist made such an impact on the international stage in that period.
Matthew Fagan has followed in the footsteps of his Ancestors and has toured with an extraordinary array of the world’s greats, including: Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club; Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly.
This will be a truly special night of classical music performed with renewed vigour, passion and technicality. Matthew Fagan performs on 10 String, Flamenco and Traditional Spanish Guitar
“Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba” Ibrahim Ferrer – The Original Buena Vista Social Club
“Matthew has the fire of Flamenco, The passion of Django and the fire of Santana” – Melbourne Guitar Festival
Tickets online: www.unitingqueenscliff.or.au.
Video show reel: https://youtu.be/IA34eKRH9mo