2018 Season Finale Concert
Venue: LMC - Leatherhead Methodist Church
please use the town's Swan Centre multi-storey or Church Street/Waitrose
car parks, about 5-7 minutes walk from LMC in Church Road
Julie West Solicitor
Leatherhead Concert &
José Ferrer y Esteve de Fujadas (1835-1916)
Fantasía sobre motivos de 'La Traviata' (Verdi) (1891)
Fantasy on themes from Verdi's 'La Traviata'
Enrique Granados Campiña (1867-1916)
arr David Massey
Valses Poéticos (1895)
Leon Cardona Garcia (b1927)
Armonizando Ob 43 (1990)
Julio Gentil Albarracín Montaña (1942-2011)
Porro (music typical of the Colombian Atlantic coast)
Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (1921-1992)
from Tango Suite para duo de guitarras (1984)
Tango No 1
Tango No 2
Concert duration: 45 - 50 minutes
Classical guitarist Francisco Correa was born in Colombia, but moved to Europe to study in 2006. He graduated in 2015 with his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music, and he is now enjoying a busy and varied freelance career in London. He also holds a Masters degree from Barcelona, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bogotá.
A prize winner in many classical guitar competitions in Colombia, he has also been awarded the "Médaille d’Or", as well as the "Prix de Perfectionnement" from the Conservatoire de Saint Germain en Laye, and d ́Aulnay-sous-Bois both in France where Francisco studied with Judicael 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 Hofman. He is a regular recital soloist, and is often invited abroad to perform in festivals (most recently in Mexico, France, and Colombia).
As well as his solo career, Francisco is an enthusiastic chamber musician: he performs regularly with flautist Samantha Pearce as the Alba Duo (www.albaduo.com), and in a guitar duo with British guitarist David Massey. He also has performed on an ad-hoc basis in England, France and Colombia with his wife, flautist Emily Andrews, and with multiple prize-winning sopranos Charlotte Schoetters and Lorena Paz.
David Massey began his studies with David Burden at his local music centre in Hertfordshire. In 2006 he was the strings finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition, performing Rodrigo’s Fantasia para un gentilhombre live on BBC Two from the Sage Gateshead.
He went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Lewin, where he graduated with distinction in 2010 and furthered his studies with an MMus in 2012. During this time he continued to perform guitar recitals at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Sage Gateshead, King’s Place, St Martin in the Fields. He expanded his musical experience in chamber music and orchestral playing, taking up instruments such as mandolin and banjo in orchestral, music theatre and operatic music from Mozart and Respighi to John Adams and Peter Maxwell Davies.
His solo performances have been described as “intense and intimate”, marked by a “remarkable energy and range of tone and dynamics”. On hearing his playing, Julian Bream praised his sound and communication of musical structure. He has received tuition and masterclasses from David Russell, Fabio Zanon, John Mills and Timothy Walker, combining a love for both the traditional guitar repertoire as well as contemporary and new works, of which he has premiered several. From performances in multi-storey car parks to art galleries, he is a musician willing to take risks and try new approaches.
Leatherhead Methodist Church
a concert each week
from April to November
plus one 3pm afternoon piano concert in February
click to watch the schedule develop through the winter