Thanks to all for making the Sketches of Mexico Project such a huge success. After concerts in the UK, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Spain, China and Mexico, the project proved to be a huge success with audiences and critics. Particularly memorable were the Sketches of Mexico workshops where children could make their own ´Sketches of Mexico´inspired by live music, leading to a wonderful array of new art works! Many thanks to all artists who took part as well as VJ´s Joe Fairweather-Hole in the UK and Mario Márquez in Mexico.

As well as concerts from Ronnie Scotts to the Alhambra in Granada, highlights of 2012 included Machaca´s sold out Wigmore Hall Debut in London as well as concerto performances with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Coro Cervantes. In Mexico, 2012 saw the launch of a new project, ´Sonets and Serenades´ with Mexican actress Sophie Alexander-Katz and an array of performances including work with the wonderful dance company Danzalud.

2013 promises to be an equal roller-coaster ride starting off with concerts in Mexico before embarking on a spring/summer tour of over twenty UK venues. Highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall with Adam Walker (flute), Rodrigo´s ´Concierto de Aranjuez´ with the RTÉ Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, recitals at Kings Place for Live Music Now 35th anniversary, Ronnie Scotts and a tour of Scotland. Collaborations include recitals with Adam Walker (flute) Lizzie Ball (violin), Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Oliver Cox (percussion), the Doric Quartet plus VJ´s Mario Márquez and Joe Fairweather-Hole. April 2013 sees  release of ´Sometime I Sing´, a new recording on the Signum Label of the works for tenor and guitar by Alec Roth with Mark Padmore (tenor).

Please come and join us for some of the Sketches of Mexico 2013 performances in London or elsewhere or come to some of the UK´s major festivals such as Spitalfields Festival, North Norfolk Festival, Beaminster Festival or up north for the Vamos Festival in Newcastle.

July and August will see the launch of Sketches of Mexico at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City before the Singing Dragon 2013 tour in China during september. And how best to celebrate Mexican culture than with a performance of Sketches of Mexico to celebrate Day of the Dead at Cardiffs´ brand new concert hall on 31st October.

For all details please visit the concert diary. I hope to see you there.

Morgan Szymanski

After the huge success of Machaca’s sold out Wigmore Hall Debut, 2012 promises to be full of exciting projects and performances.

The Sketches of Mexico Project will take off during La Linea 2012 and the official London launch will be at London’s Bolivar Hall on the 26th of April. All projections will be presented by Joe Fairweather Hole. The Mexican launch will be on the 25th of August at Cenart in Mexico City where Mario Marquez will be the VJ.

Concerts with Adam Walker (City of London Festival), the LSE Mexican Week and the Dorset County Museum promise an exiting spring UK tour before the Sketches of Mexico performances in Ensenada and Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico.

A special programme with Mexican actress Sophie Alexander entitled Sonetos y Serenatas (Sonnets and Serenades) will see it’s premiere at Mexico City’s Foro Shakespeare in April before solo performances at La Linea (26th April) and Ronnie Scotts with Machaca (29th April).

Concerts with ODuo, the Carducci Cuartet and Harriet MacKenzie precede the Bulawayo Music Festival in Zimbabwe before embarking on a tour which includes performances with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sean Sibe and Coro Cervantes in London, Oxford Leamington and the Gower, Lake District Summer Music and Beaminster Festivals to name a few.  The Sketches of Mexico tour of Mexico will begin in August and end in December at Mexico City’s Centro Cultural Helenico. For more details please visit the concert diary.