Top gui­tarist in fi­nal se­ries

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Gui­tar afi­ciona­dos are expected to be fall­ing over them­selves to see Matthew Mar­shall per­form in Paekakariki this week­end.

The fi­nal concert of this year’s Mulled Wine Concert Se­ries is on this Sun­day. Mar­shall has been teach­ing gui­tar since 1983 and has given mas­ter classes all over the world, says event or­gan­iser Mary Gow.

A re­spected aca­demic mu­si­cian as well as a per­former, he is Pro­fes­sor Dean of the School of Cre­ative and Per­form­ing Arts at Cen­tral Queens­land Univer­sity, Aus­tralia.

He has per­formed throughout Europe, Asia, US and the Pa­cific..

Mar­shall has ap­peared on ra­dio and tele­vi­sion as a record­ing artist, and fea­tures on nine CDs for solo gui­tar, with cham­ber en­sem­bles and or­ches­tra.

This will be Mar­shall’s sec­ond concert in Paekakariki and Gow ex­pects it to be ex­tremely pop­u­lar. She says lo­cals seem to have a nat­u­ral affin­ity for the gui­tar and the concert should be a hit with folk, jazz, rock and clas­si­cal gui­tarists.

Mar­shall will present sev­eral well­known works for clas­si­cal gui­tar in­clud­ing Ben­jamin Brit­ten’s Noc­tur­nal, a set of con­tin­u­ous vari­a­tions of a song writ­ten for voice and lute, by the English re­nais­sance com­poser John Dow­land, and Sonatina by Span­ish com­poser Fed­erico Moreno Tor­roba.

The concert will also fea­ture of art by Paekakariki res­i­dents Sir Jon and Lady Jac­qui Trim­mer. Mar­shall is Sir Jon’s nephew.

Mulled Wine Con­certs present Matthew Mar­shall, 2.30pm, Au­gust 12, Paekakariki Memo­rial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki. Tick­ets $25/$10 from mary­gow@gmail.com or Mag­pie at Pare­mata, 99 Mana Es­planade.

String man: Ex-pat Kiwi clas­si­cal gui­tar mas­ter Matthew Mar­shall is per­form­ing at Pekakariki Memo­rial Hall this Sun­day.

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