Music on Thursdays
2014 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Mallorca Op 202
Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
Manuel María Ponce (1882-1948)
Sonata III (1927)
Chanson: Andantino molto espressivo
Allegro non troppo
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
from Douze Études (1929, revised 1948-53)
Etude No 1 in E minor, Allegro non troppo
Etude No 8 in C# minor, Modéré
Etude No 12 in A minor, Animé - Più mosso -
a tempo primo - Un peu plus animé
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
Francisco Correa was born in Colombia in 1981. After obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree in Bogotá in 2003, he continued to pursue the study of the guitar in France and in Spain, completing his first Master’s Degree in guitar performance at the Scola Luthier in Barcelona. He is currently studying for a second Masters Degree at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, under the tutorship of Michael Lewin.
A prize-winner in many classical guitar competitions in Colombia, he has also been awarded the "Médaille d’Or" in France for outstanding achievement in guitar and chamber music, as well as the "Prix de Perfectionnement" from the Conservatoire de Saint Germain-en-Laye, and the Conservatoire d´Aulnay-sous-Bois where Francisco studied with the French virtuouso Judicaël Perroy.
Francisco has performed many concertos with orchestra, both in England and Colombia, and has appeared on Colombian radio and television as a soloist performing the Aranjuez Concerto with the Bogota Philharmonic under the direction of Irwin Hoffman. He is a regular recital soloist, and is often invited abroad to perform in festivals (most recently to Chiapas in Mexico, Angoulême in France, and Tunja in Colombia).
As well as his solo career, Francisco is an enthusiastic chamber musician: most recently he has performed in England, France and Colombia with English flautist Emily Andrews, and at the Royal Academy of Music with multiple prize-winning Belgian soprano Charlotte Schoetters, and American cellist Katherine Newlon.
Francisco's passion for folk music inspired him to tour Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Czech Republic and Poland as a multi-instrumentalist with the folk ballet of Tundama in 2011. He is currently looking forward to touring Scotland in May 2014 with "Familia Correa", a Colombian folk music group he has formed with his father (guitar and voice) and his wife (flute, violin and voice)!
Fluent in three languages (Spanish, French and English), Francisco was professor of classical guitar in the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse d´Epinay-sur-Seine and the Conservatoire de Mareil-sur-Mauldre, both in France, before he moved to England in 2013.