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España El Vito, The Spirit of Spain & Tango (VIC, Australia)

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26 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2021

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España El Vito, The Spirit of Spain

Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist, ‘Young Steinway Artist’ and Alumnus of the ANAM Professional Performance Program and Fellowship, Nicholas Young joins internationally renowned 10-string virtuoso Guitarist Matthew Fagan, combining musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate Spirit of Spain, El Vito.

In a world first, the duo infuse the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar into virtuosic classical piano masterpieces of composers from Manuel de Falla,  Isaac Albeniz to Joaquin Rodrigo and more in  stunning new arrangements. A celebration of Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco and modern jazz.

España El Vito - The Spirit of Spain & Tango

Continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including SOLD OUT shows at the Sydney Opera House, and Regional Australia,  Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist,‘Young Steinway Artist’ and Alumnus of the ANAM Professional Performance Program and Fellowship Nicholas Young joins internationally renowned 10-string virtuoso Guitarist Matthew Fagan, combining musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate the Spirit of Spain, El Vito and Tango.

The duo perform Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco, plus the colourful and rhythmic sounds of South American Classical and Latin masterpieces infusing the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar with the classical, virtuoso pianism, and transform masterpieces by Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Astor Piazzolla, Chick Correa and more into stunning new arrangements.

“There’s no doubt pianist, Nicholas Young, and guitarist, Matthew Fagan, are virtuosi.  Their credentials are undeniable and their technical skills were quite astounding, especially their precise timing.  Even long vivace sequences of notes played in unison were perfect.

The pairing of the piano and guitar was an inspired choice.  There was a beautiful complementarity between the two. The mainly well-known pieces by Spanish greats such as Albeniz, de Falla and Rodrigo certainly were crowd-pleasers. 

Clinton White Canberra Reviewers Circle

This reviewer found the class of playing better than almost any other performance he has heard. The capacity audience gave a standing ovation and deservedly so.

ROB KENNEDY City News Canberra

Watch a snippet from the show

Manuel de Falla, 'Danse espagnole' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54jNPaDDFE

Gismonti/de Lucia/McLaughlin, 'Frevo Rasgado' https://youtu.be/7N-GNl9dnk4 

Audience Review on video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAxzgGgb0HY

www.espanaconcerts.com

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This reviewer found the class of playing better than almost any other performance he has heard. The capacity audience gave a standing ovation and deservedly so.

ROB KENNEDY City News Canberra

CLICK HERE for Audience Review on Video

 

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Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist, ‘Young Steinway Artist’ & internationally renowned 10-string virtuoso Guitarist Matthew Fagan
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