Top guitarist in final series
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 email@example.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.