CGF2022 CONCERTS

Thursday 28th July 2022 - 7pm Salem Chapel, Market Road, CF5 1QN

Eden and Stell

Chris and Mark are Associates of the Royal Academy of Music and both currently teach at the Royal College of Music in London and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The duo are D’Addario strings endorsed artists. Recording seven albums to date on BSG, Hannsler Classics and Naxos.

Their reviews included:

“The fantastic Eden Stell duo manage to extract every gram of essence from this music and re-present it tastefully and imaginatively” MusicWeb International

 

“The Eden Stell Duo played to the max!” New York Times

 

"In every respect the performances and recording are of the highest quality. The Eden- Stell Duo are one of the best dubs around. This is a landmark recording on the guitar's map." Gramophone

 

"Their performance exuded such natural vitality and joy in their skills and rapport that I was hanging on almost every note ... a riveting experience." The Independent, London

Friday 29th July - 7pm Salem Chapel, Market Road, CF5 1QN

Alexandra Whittingham

Graduated with a distinction, a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (awarded for an outstanding performance in a final recital) and the Regency Award for distinguished studentship.

 

In May 2021 Alexandra released her debut studio album My European Journey, which explores the guitar’s great coming of age in nineteenth-century Europe. The album reached No.1 on the iTunes Classical Chart as well as taking first place on The Presto Chart solely through pre-orders before its release. 

Maintaining an active online presence, Alexandra has gained over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube during the last five years, where videos of her performances have collectively surpassed 30 million views.

 

Her audience online has lead to live performances all over Europe including at Festival Le Temps des Guitares in south-west France, the British Embassy in Paris, Vilnius Town Hall in Lithuania and venues in Italy and Germany.

Closer to home Alexandra has performed at London's Abbey Road Studios, County Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Wells Cathedral.

Saturday 30th July 2022 - 7pm St Johns - St Johns Crescent, Canton CF5 1N

Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company

Cordoba born Flamenco Guitarist and Composer Daniel Martinez started his flamenco guitar studies at the age of 7 in the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Cordoba in Spain.

 

In 2015, having worked in many of Cordoba’s tablaos and flamenco festivals, he completed his 14 years of study and moved to the UK after being headhunted to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As well as a freelance musician, Daniel founded his own company in 2017, the Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company, and debuted his first production Art of Believing, which has gone on to receive exceptional press and audience reviews, win awards and grace the stages of many theatres, guitar and arts festivals across the country.

 

As well as a composer and musician, Daniel is also a licensed flamenco guitar teacher. After operating a successful guitar school in Cordoba for over 5 years, he opened his Edinburgh based school in 2016, where he offers face to face classes or online classes to students all over the world.

Cardiff Guitar Festival - Monday 25th to Saturday 30th July 2022

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