The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet return for the fifth time as special guests for the Guitar Jamboree, as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend 2019 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Starting with rehearsals from 10am the Guitar Jamboree culminates in a concert at 2pm on Sunday 27th January, featuring a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities, with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet as the soloists. Together they will perform a new commission by Callum Dewar. The quartet will then give a half-hour performance of their own for the audience at the Bridgewater Hall.

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We are thrilled to announce a collaboration between the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet and Clarice Assad, who have known each other for many years, having discovered a striking musical affinity early on in their friendship.  They have developed an eclectic programme of genre-defying music full of rhythm, energy, humour and emotion, which they look forward to presenting on disc and in concert in 2020.

“Clarice Assad is quite simply a phenomenon who has streaked across the world’s musical landscape like one of those comets that appears just once in a lifetime”
— Latin Jazz Network

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Buxton Radio 3 InN Tune

On Monday 9th July you will be able to hear the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune.

Mike, Vasilis, James and Rory will be chatting to Sean Rafferty about their forthcoming concert at Buxton International Festival next week. They are also at Church Stretton Festival later in the month. They are also hugely looking forward to playing live from the Radio 3 In Tune studio; listen out for pieces by Ariel Ramirez, Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla, arranged for Guitar Quartet!

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Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet are delighted to be playing at the prestigious Sheffield Chamber Music Festival on Saturday afternoon. Their programme, entitled ‘Aspects’ – also the name of their latest recording for Chandos –  features classical favourites, irresistible tango and famous movie hits, perfect for music-lovers of all ages.

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Roland Dyens - Classical Guitar Magazine credit Felix Salazar

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet has been invited to present this tribute to the legendary French guitarist, composer and teacher Roland Dyens, who passed away in October 2016.

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Classical Guitar Magazine - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

In the Winter 2017 edition of Classical Guitar Magazine – just out – you can read the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet‘s recent, and very extensive, discussion with Thérèse Saba. She asks the group about their career to date and the thinking behind their selection of music for their latest Chandos recording, ‘Aspects‘.

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet at North Wales International Music Festival

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet perform at St. Asaph Cathedral, Denbighshire on Friday 29th September as part of the highly regarded North Wales International Music Festival.

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet are at Hall for Cornwall on 21st September 2017

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, one of the world’s leading guitar quartets whose latest recording for Chandos was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine, is renowned for its original arrangements of music from a wide range of styles, periods and cultures.

Their programme at Hall for Cornwall on 21st September draws on music from right around the globe, featuring many of the group’s most popular pieces More…

Soon or Never

In the booklet notes for their latest CD ‘Aspects‘ the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet explain that the coming together of two pieces, Flippen (the Flip) and Soon or Never, happened almost by accident.

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This is a real joy to listen to, which isn’t to say it’s not also reflective in places too. But the virtuosity and rapport demonstrated by this guitar quartet is a geniune delight throughout this wonderfully varied recital.  Martin Cullingford, Editor – Gramophone Magazine

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