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International Guitar Festival : Alexandra Whittingham – Lunchtime Concert

Programme : Spanish Guitar music including modern classics and music from Alexandra’s recently released album European Romance – great music of the spanish guitar repertoire.

Alexandra Whittingham – guitar

‘An artist to shape the classical world’ – Classic FM

This young guitar genius is a youtube sensation achieving over 17 million hits for her evocative portrayal of the classic piece Capricho Arabe. Her unmissable event in the 2024 International Guitar Festival focuses on romantic pieces of the spanish guitar repertoire and will fill you with the dramatic flair and colour of spanish life.

After studying classical guitar, piano, jazz guitar and composition at Chetham’s School of Music for seven years, Alexandra Whittingham gained a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having been awarded first class honours and the Timothy Gilson Guitar Prize in 2019, she returned to the Royal Academy the following year to complete her master’s degree. She graduated with a distinction, a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (awarded for an outstanding performance in a final recital) and the Regency Award for distinguished studentship.

In May 2021 Alexandra released her debut studio album My European Journey, which explores the guitar’s great coming of age in nineteenth-century Europe. The album reached No.1 on the iTunes Classical Chart as well as taking first place on The Presto Chart solely through pre-orders before its release. My European Journey sees Alexandra’s passion for nineteenth-century music combine with a love of discovering lesser-known composers and bringing them into the spotlight.

To find out more about the International Guitar Festival see www.musicjersey.com

Maintaining an active online presence, Alexandra has gained over 260,000 subscribers on YouTube during recent years, where videos of her performances have collectively surpassed 38 million views. Her audience online has lead to live performances all over the world including the Cayman Islands Arts Festival in March and a tour of twenty-seven concerts throughout Germany, Holland and Austria last year.

She is delighted to be an Augustine Strings artist, using their Regal Blue range, and plays a 2011 Christopher Dean guitar.

If you have wish the Music in Action team to help you book your tickets please call 01534 761767 or email support@musicjersey.com

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Date November 10, 2023Time 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmVenue Old Magistrate CourtOrganiser Music in ActionOrganiser Email admin@musicjersey.comOrganiser Website View Organiser Website

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