On Saturday 14 November NCYM welcomed Fabio Fernandez, a second year Classical Guitar Student from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This was the first of our regular termly workshops with staff and students from Guildhall and made a great start to the years’ programme.
Fabio, who is from Portugal, treated NCYM staff and students to a recital of Guitar music ranging from Bach to Spanish composer Villa Lobos, and everyone enjoyed his accomplished and engaging performance. Following the recital, Fabio worked with one of our Guitar students accompanied by the NCYM String Quartet to perform the Vivaldi Concerto in D for Guitar and Strings and then a group of Classical Guitar students advising them on solo Guitar repertoire.
Fabio’s enthusiasm and love of Guitar playing was infectious and NCYM students went away determined to practice even harder for the next week!