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Free Lunchtime Concert: Alex Roche (Guitar)

Monday 28 October 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Representing the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Programme

Johann Kaspar Mertz – Fantaisie Hongroise
Sabino de Bari – Remembrances of a Pipa (Premiere)
Agustin Barrios Mangoré – Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
Agustin Barrios Mangoré – Las Abejas
Alberto Ginastera – Sonata for Guitar
Alex Roche Guitar

Performer

Alex Roche studied for his Bachelors degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Mark Ashford and Mark Eden where he gained first class honours. He has performed recitals as a soloist and chamber musician across the UK as well as Taiwan at venues such as St James Piccadilly, Blackheath Halls, Arts Himmelblau (Taipei), Hellys International Guitar Festival.

He has won the Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Competition, Conservatoire Strings Etudes Prize, Alison Stephens competition and the Montagu Cleeve award. Alex was selected to perform the Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra by Heitor Villa-Lobos with the Conservatoire projects orchestra at the CBSO centre in Birmingham. Alex has been undertaking his postgraduate studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire under the tutelage of Graham Devine and is the recipient of the Leverhulme Scholarship. He has premiered solo guitar works by William Lloyd Webber and Sabino de Bari and Marissa Lopez.

With mezzo-soprano Samantha Oxborough the duo have performed in programmes alongside Roderick Williams and at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Oxford Town Hall, and the Oxford Ashmolean Museum. Performances in masterclasses include internationally renowned artists such as; Marcin Dylla, John Mills, Xuefei Yang, Irina Kulikova, Marek Pasieczny, Carlo Marchione, Chris Stell, and Ali Arango.

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