FREE Lunchtime Concert: Matthew Sear (Guitar)
Representing the Iberian and Latin American Music Society (ILAMS)
Barrios – La Catedral
Brouwer – El Decameron Negro
Sear – The Road To Damascus
Matthew Sear Guitar
London born musician Matthew Sear is a guitarist and composer noted for performances and compositions that borrow from a variety of musical traditions.
He gave his London classical guitar debut in 2006, at St Paul’s church, Covent Garden and has since performed at concert venues that include St James’ Piccadilly, St Martin In The Fields, Wembley Stadium’s VIP Lounge and St John’s Smith Square.
In addition to performances in his native country, Matthew has toured extensively, giving solo recitals throughout North America and Europe, his performances and compositions attracting the attention of a variety of media outlets most notably ‘Classical Guitar’ (UK), and ‘Fanfare‘ (USA) magazines – the later singling out his composition ‘The America Suite’ for it’s fusing of blues, jazz and classical styles “…Sear has the measure of the music…a fine guitarist and composer with a chameleon like talent…” (Fanfare 2014).
With five albums of classical guitar and acoustic fusion music to date, Matthew has recorded with the labels ‘Cinesphere’ and ‘Clockwork Classics’. In addition to giving public recitals, Matthew is also a proud member of ‘music in hospitals’ – a charity that provides live music for all ages, in a hospital environment.