Top gui­tarist in Moss­man

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ONE of the world’s most ac­com­plished gui­tarists, Lau­rie Ran­dolph, will be mak­ing her Aus­tralian pre­miere at Moss­man’s St David’s Church next Thurs­day.

“Can you be­lieve that Moss­man is the first place in Aus­tralia to hear her?” con­cert or­gan­iser Her­man Soe­nario said.

Ms Ran­dolph, the win­ner of nu­mer­ous awards in­clud­ing first prize at the Chet Atkins In­ter­na­tional Gui­tar Fes­ti­val, does not fit neatly into any cat­e­gory.

She has writ­ten rap songs for kids, bal­lads, songs about global warm­ing and ge­netic en­gi­neer­ing, and a host of songs about the pol­i­tics of her home­land, the United States.

How­ever, she won’t be bring­ing her pol­i­tics to Moss­man.

“There’ll be a lot of Span­ish and Latin Amer­i­can gui­tar, and some of her own songs about na­ture,” Mr Soe­nario said.

Ms Ran­dolph’s Sea Suites has been highly ac­claimed as “in­spired and in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic”, while the UK Gui­tar mag­a­zine said her play­ing “abounds in warmth and grace”.

“She has a re­mark­able poise al­lied to a thought­ful mu­si­cian­ship and sure tech­ni­cal com­mand,” the mag­a­zine said.

When she is not tour­ing as a soloist or as part of a cham­ber mu­sic en­sem­ble, Ms Ran­dolph teaches gui­tar at some of the world’s most pres­ti­gious con­ser­va­to­ries and uni­ver­si­ties.

The per­for­mance starts at 7pm next Thurs­day, 26 Au­gust, at St David’s Church in Moss­man. Tick­ets are $20 at the door.

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