Xavier Díaz-LatorreXavier Díaz-Latorre - baroque guitar
|Fri 26 Apr, 8pm||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||Book Tickets|
'Baroque Guitar Music from Ireland and Spain'
One of the world’s leading Baroque guitarists makes his Irish debut
Friday 26th April, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, one of the world's leading baroque guitarists brings his incredible virtuosity to Ireland for the first time. The 17th century was a golden age for the guitar and some of the period’s greatest musicians played and composed for it. In this concert the magical sounds of the Baroque guitar will transport you from the Dublin of Carolan and Swift to the palaces and taverns of Imperial Spain.
Xavier Díaz-Latorre is recognised as one of the world’s leading lutenist and baroque guitarists. He is the lutenist of choice for the internationally acclaimed viol player and conductor, Jordi Savall. Xavier has a busy international performing career including at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Covent Garden and has made over 40 recordings for international labels. He teaches Early Plucked String Performance and Continuo at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. “...breathtaking…” [Early Music Review].
“Concerts at Mermaid” is a series of six concerts curated by Musician in Residence Eamon Sweeney as part of the Music Network Artist Residency in partnership with the Mermaid Arts Centre and Wicklow County Council. Initiated by Music Network in 2015, the first Music Network Artist Residency programme was developed in partnership with Triskel Christchurch and supported by Cork City Council and was curated by pianist Phil Ware. In 2017 the programme was developed in collaboration with Wexford County Council Arts Office and the National Opera House, Wexford and was curated by guitarist Redmond O’Toole.
|Fri 26 Apr||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||8pm , €16 / €14||01-2724030|