Daniela Rossi -" ... a very rare combination of energy, expression and perfect technique" - Leo Brouwer, composer and guitarist.
Enjoy a guitar recital by Rossi on Saturday 8th May from 8pm, livestreamed via YouTube and available on catch up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Zq1BOjH7M
The concert will be based on the ancient theme 'The Folia of Spain', finishing with a world premiere piece dedicated to Rossi, by British composer Vincent Lindsey-Clark.
Les Folìes d'Espagne - François Le Cocq (Belgium, 1685-1729)
Variazioni sul Tema Della Follia Di Spagna - Giuliani, Mauro (Italy, 1781-1829)
Folias de España: Theme, 20 variations and Fugue - Manuel María Ponce (México, 1882-1948)
The New Folias - Vincent Lindsey-Clark (United Kingdom, 1956)
About the musician
Daniela Rossi is an exciting classical guitarist from Argentina. She studied guitar with Eduardo González Velasco at the Conservatory of Bahía Blanca, her hometown, where she graduated in 2006. Since then she has studied with many leading guitarists and teachers worldwide, including Eduardo Isaac, Victor Villadangos, Graham Devine and others. She studied for four years at the Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone, Italy, with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano del Sal.
Currently based in Cambridge, UK, Rossi regularly performs in Latin America, Europe and UK in solo recitals, in duets and small ensembles. She has been guest artist at many important festivals. Her orchestral debut was at the age of 21 in México, performing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo with the University of Hidalgo Symphony Orchestra. She went on to perform Rodrigo's Concierto in Argentina with the Bahía Blanca Symphony Orchestra , in Chile with the Chile Symphony Orchestra, and in London’s Kings Place with Newham Philharmonic. Rossi is comfortable with music from all periods. She is particularly interested in the music of romantic composer Giulio Regondi, and has explored his language in depth over the last few years. As a result of this interest, she has just recorded a CD featuring Regondi's works, including the Etudes. Rossi also enjoys performing music by contemporary composers written for guitar, and worked on several new pieces commissioned by the International Guitar Foundation in London, such as Graham Lynch’s “Orpheus” for guitar and orchestra, giving the first concert performance at London’s Kings Place with the Newham Philharmonic. She has a deep understanding of the music of her native Argentina, which she plays on the CD “Invierno Porteño” with her duet partner, Argentinian guitarist Sebastian Pompilio.
Rossi has won numerous performance awards and prizes across South America and Europe, including First Prize in the London International Guitar Competition (2015), Second Prize in the Heinsberg Guitar Competition and Festival in Germany (2017), and First Prize in the prestigious XXXVI Luis Sigall International Music Competition held in Viña del Mar, Chile (2009). Rossi combines her performing career with an equally successful teaching career. She works with players of all ages and all levels, helping them to extend their musicality and technical competence. She recently played and gave masterclasses at the Antewerp Festival in Lier, Belgium and the Hamburger Gitarrentage in Hamburg, Germany, for the Toronto Guitar Society, Canada (online event), for the Latino Arts Strings Program (USA, online event), for the Fundación Guitarra Viva Ernesto Quezada (Chile, online event).
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