Classical Concert at Strachur

Item Posted: Tuesday 24th July, 2007

Friday 3rd August - Neil Wilson the Guitarist

Billed as Scotland's top performing classical and world guitarist, Neil Wilson
graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (R.S.A.M.D.) in
2004. He has been playing the guitar from the age of five and playing
professionally for eight years. Neil draws his repertoire from a wide range
of music around the world and includes many virtuoso guitar pieces from
traditional and contemporary sources. He played in Strachur last year and we
are delighted that he is returning on Friday 3rd August.

Tickets £7.00 at the door or may be pre-booked (Tel: 01505 690907). The
concert starts at 8.00pm.

Neil first came to the public's attention when, at the age of 13, he appeared
on Scottish Television playing classical and world guitar music. In May 2004
he performed Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez with Royal Scottish National
Orchestra in the Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow. His first C.D. was released in
October last year. It includes compositions by Dowland, Tarrega, J.S.Bach,
Piazzola and Assad and one of his own compositions, entitled "Mother".

Review by "Three Weeks " at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
"As soon as he begins his complete mastery of the guitar is beyond question,
matched only by his obvious love for the music he plays - a programme of his
personal favourites. From the fragility of the Renaissance to the bold
passion of contemporary Spanish and Argentinian composers, he creates a
musical picture, full of light and depth with intricate detail. The
experience leaves you feeling awestruck and deeply satisfied in equal
measures - a rare find."


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