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Free Lunchtime Concert: Susani-Sowicz Duo

Friday 18 January 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Representing the Royal Academy of Music


Mozart – Overture from ‘La clemenza di Tito’
Bach arr. Emmanuel Sowicz – Prelude and Fugue No 2 in C minor
Adam Falckenhagen arr. Ernesto Quezada – Duetto
Giacomo Susani – Of Dark Tales
Debussy arr Emmanuel Sowicz – Clair de Lune
Castelnuovo-Tedesco –Selection from Les Guitares bien tempérées 

  1. No 7 in C sharp minor
  2. No 4 in E

Susani-Sowicz Duo
Giacomo Susani Guitar
Emmanuel Sowicz Guitar


Giacomo Susani was born in Padua, Italy, and studied with Stefano Grondona at the Conservatorio di Vicenza, graduating with honours in 2013. He is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Lewin, after completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with first class honours and the Bache Fund Prize, supported by the prestigious Julian Bream Trust Scholarship.

Giacomo has won first prizes at the Academy’s David Russell Prize and the London International Guitar Competition, special prize at the Guitar Masters Competition (Poland), second prize at Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award (Switzerland), and in 2018 he was named a EuroStrings Young Star leading him to tour several guitar festivals around Europe.

In February 2015 Giacomo’s first CD with music by Petrassi, Bach, Tansman, Weiss, was released with Stradivarius, earning excellent reviews. Some of his recent works as a composer include Quintet for guitar and strings, Songs of Elegance and Wisdom for soprano and guitar, and Of Dark Tales for two guitars.

Emmanuel Sowicz combines his passion for the guitar’s traditional repertoire with a keen interest in new music and the art of transcription. In November 2017, he was awarded First Prize and Audience Award at the prestigious XLIV “Dr. Luis Sigall” International Music Competition in Viña del Mar.

Recent performances include Spitalfields Music Festival, Abbey Road Studios, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Canterbury Festival, and Kings Place. In Chile, he has been interviewed for El Mercurio newspaper and radio Beethoven FM and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Chilean National Youth Orchestra and maestro Maximiano Valdés.

Born to British and Chilean parents, Emmanuel received his BA degree from the University of Chile. In 2017, he completed his MA with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music, receiving the DipRAM award for ‘an outstanding final recital’ and the Regency Award for ‘notable achievement’ during his studies, which were generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship and SCD Academic Excellence Scholarship (Chile), amongst others.

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