Guitar Concert ‘5 Pictures of Sark’ with visiting musician Vincent Lindsey-Clark
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English guitarist Vincent Lindsey-Clark is well known for his compositions for the instrument. He writes music for both students and professionals, much of which, has been used extensively by the major exam boards and performed all round the world. He has also written two guitar concertos and gave the first performance of both works himself. He is published by Montague Music Publishing in the UK and Les Produtions d’Oz in Canada. In 2003 he was asked to compose a piece for 100 young guitarists, for a Gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2009 he was commissioned to write the set pieces for the Beatty Guitar Competition in Washington DC and his very popular ‘Five Pictures of Sark’ were recorded by one of the world’s leading guitarists, Berta Rojas from Paraguay. Other distinguished performers that have played his music include The English Guitar Quartet, David Russell, Craig Ogden Amanda Cook, Detlev Bork, Davis Owen Norris and The Agostino Duo.
As a performer he made his London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1983 and has travelled extensively since then, including a tour of Venezuela as a member of The Segovia Guitar Trio. He is a regular visitor to the Hong Kong Guitar Festival where he gives concerts and master classes. He also performs with The Modern Guitar Trio and has recorded several CDs. For a period of ten years he regularly appeared at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as an on stage musician playing for the Royal Ballet and Darcy Bussell. In February 2014 he attended the New York premier of his four-movement suite ‘Fiesta Americana’ performed by its dedicatee Berta Rojas, who’s recording of the work was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. In March 2017 his second guitar concerto was premiered at Eton College and performed by his outstanding student Victor Matthews with the Eton College Chamber Orchestra.
In January 2016 Vincent Lindsey-Clark made a return visit to the Sydney Guitar Summer School in Australia where he was the principal tutor and performer. From Sydney he travelled to New Zealand to perform and teach at the Taranaki Guitar Summer School.
Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s teaching positions include Southampton University, London’s Centre for Young Musicians and Eton College.
…..Lindsey-Clark has an extensive knowledge of repertoire to fuel a very inventive compositional engine. Lindsey-Clark seems to revel in the guitar’s most vital qualities. He uses dissonance only when needed and as with greats such as Maurice Ravel the form of these miniatures is always concise….
Classical Guitar Magazine
CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT
St Peter’s Church
Concert guitarist and composer Vincent Lindsey-Clark will perform a short concert in St Peter’s Church to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his popular composition ‘Five Pictures of Sark’. This evocative suite of piece has been performed all over the world but now for the first time by the composer on the island that inspired the music.
Vincent will play some of his other compositions and a selection of popular pieces from the guitar repertoire.