Pavilion Arts Centre
Zamorra Guitar Trio
10 Mar 2017
Programme to include Ravel, Shostakovich and others.
Australian born classical guitarist Don Candy graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in classical guitar performance. He was taught throughout his degree by Dr John Casey who has mentored many prominent classical guitarists. Over the years, Candy has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses for distinguished artists including Pavel Steidl, Karin Schaupp and Slava Grigoryan. Candy has also played in a variety of classical guitar ensembles and chamber groups around Perth including the West Australian Guitar Quartet and Guitarstrophe. In 2013, Candy was a finalist in the Thailand International Guitar Competition and in the following year he won a range of Australian-based competitions and eisteddfods. In 2015 Candy studied a 6 month diploma in Alicante under the tuition of prominent performing guitarists such as David Russell, Manuel Barruecco, Pepe Romero, Paul Galbraith, Paul O’Dette, Roberto Aussel and many more. Candy is studying for a Masters degree in guitar performance at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Craig Ogden.
Rodwell is currently in the first year of Postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester studying with Craig Ogden. In his very first term at the RNCM he won the string department’s Salon Prize, making him the first guitarist to win this competition for nearly 30 years. Also during his first year at college Rodwell performed on guitar, banjo and ukulele in Shostakovich's rarely performed Paradise Moscow, played at Craig Ogden's Bridgewater Hall Guitar Weekend and gave a solo lunchtime recital in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall. In May 2013 he was invited to perform in front of over 1,500 people as a soloist as part of a charity event raising money for Loros at the De Montfort Hall.
Whilst undertaking many performances internally and externally for the RNCM, he began working for Yamaha promoting their classical guitars through performances and videos on Amazon. Rodwell has been playing the classical guitar since the age of 8 and attained his ATCL Diploma with a Distinction in 2010. He has performed in many festivals and concerts both in the UK and in Germany. Prior to commencing his studies at the RNCM, Rodwell worked extensively with Mark Ashford as part of Guitar Circus in Birmingham, taking part in performances at the World Youth Guitar Festival in Winchester and at the Winchester Guitar Festival. He has performed in masterclasses for artists including David Russell, Gary Ryan and Julian Byzantine.
In February 2012 he organised a concert in his home town which involved him playing as a soloist and with a string quartet. The concert raised over £500 with all the proceeds going to Rainbows Childrens’ Hospice. Rodwell plays a 2006 Christopher Dean guitar.
Bunting started playing classical guitar at eight years of age. At thirteen, he won a scholarship to continue his studies at The Purcell School for Young Musicians’, initially under the tutorship of Milica Ilic and later Francesco Mariani.
In 2011, Bunting was the soloist in the UK premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Ave Regina Caelorum for electric guitar and choir at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Park. In the same year he performed at an Investiture Ceremony in the presence of Prince Charles. The following year, he was part of a flute and guitar duo that won a chamber music competition to play Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea at the Wigmore Hall.
For further music education Bunting was awarded a scholarship to study with David Tanenbaum and Sergio Assad at the San Francisco of Conservatory of Music. The following year Bunting returned to the UK to continue his studies at the Royal Northern of College of Music with Craig Ogden where he is currently in his fourth year of undergraduate study.
Bunting is mainly interested in contemporary classical music and furthering the repertoire of the classical guitar.
Members of Zamorra Guitar Trio will be available for a meet and greet over coffee following the performance.
Zamorra Guitar Trio appear by kind permission of the RNCM.
Dates and Prices
Dates: Friday10 March 1pm
Tickets: £7 in advance, £10 on the door
Discounts: Not available.