21st Equator will have the great pleasure of
presenting the flamenco guitar legend, Juan
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
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.
spans the centuries with a mixture of the dazzling and the profound.' The
21st April, 7.30pm
01303 858 500
?13 adults, ?10 concs and ?5 children (up to 12yrs)
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