From: Equator Festival [events_at_equatorfestival_dot_com]

Sent: 13 April 2012 16:04

Subject: Equator Festival April 21st - Juan Martin guitar virtuoso at Quarterouse






Press Release


Juan Martin

21st April 2012 at Quarterhouse, Folkestone


On April 21st Equator will have the great pleasure of presenting the flamenco guitar legendJuan Martin, who will be playing at the Quarterhouse, Folkestone.


Martin is a celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who has been voted twice one of the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player. He has recorded 14 albums and his book El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra, in its seventh print, has opened the complex art of the flamenco guitar to the whole world and is assiduously studied from Moscow to Beijing to San Francisco and back to Spain and has assured his name for posterity. He performs with a highly distinctive compositional style formed from his early years in M?laga and developed through wide experience in Madrid, including direct contact with Paco de Luc?a. Further experience and polish came through recordings with the Royal Philharmonic and live performances with artists of the calibre of Miles Davis.


'He has a terrifyingly good technique and an absolute dominance of the guitar, filling the concert hall with crystalline clarity.' El Mundo




He has performed at major International Arts Festivals including Edinburgh, Ludwigsburg, Montreux Jazz ? solo in 1985 and with Herbie Hancock in 1987, Istanbul and Hong Kong as well as at leading halls worldwide. He has broadcast on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Spanish RTE and German ZDF television and in the US for CNN.

He was the first flamenco artist to record with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and reviews of his solo compositions on The Andalucian Suites and Luna Negra have compared him to the great Spanish composers T?rrega and Turina.

 ?Mart?n spans the centuries with a mixture of the dazzling and the profound.'          The Observer.


Juan Martin

Saturday, 21st April, 7.30pm


Tontine Street


CT20 1JR

T: 01303 858 500

Tickets ?13 adults, ?10 concs and ?5 children (up to 12yrs)




Notes to Editors

The Equator Festival is a world music and dance festival produced by ShivaNova.


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Sandra Berlin

Marketing & Events Manager

Equator Festival

+44 7868 707 164