One of the Uk's most exciting and lyrical guitarists will perform works from her new album Poético
Alison Smith often leaves audiences spellbound by her sensitivity. She is Director of the Cawsand Bay Guitarfest and will give an exciting afternoon concert featuring a selection of works from her new CD Poético. Poético is a collection of expressive, lyrical, soulful and evocative music that has been inspired by a poem, title, story or emotion. Composers will include: Chopin, Lovelady, Tesar & George Shearing.
The highly acclaimed classical guitarist has been described as one of the most exciting and lyrical guitarists to emerge in recent years. She delights audiences with her fluid technique and expressive playing, performing nationwide and in Europe at concert halls, festivals and has broadcast on national radio including BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland. She has played eight times at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain, where her performance was described as “enthralling….demonstrated sheer virtuosity….superb technique and sensitivity.” After a concert in Germany, “the audience broke into tumultuous applause and gave another standing ovation to the young guitarist who had played her way into their hearts” Nortorfer Zeitung Germany (trans Fiona bubbers). Her CD Albums titled Recuerdos and Incandescent have been highly successful. She has recently been engaged by Willowhayne Records to become one of their artists and has recorded a new album titled Poético which was released in March. Alison’s CDs are distributed physically and digitally worldwide.
Alison taught guitar and coached chamber music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2002 – 2008 and lectured on the Techniques of Teaching for the B Mus Course. She is currently the appointed classical guitar tutor for the BA Hons Music Course at Plymouth University.
Concert starts 2pm (doors open 1.30pm)
£8 in advance www.wegottickets.com/event/459648 £10 on the door