After a very busy summer tour of the UK, China and Mexico the autumn season promises to be equally rewarding! During the Shenyang Guitar Festival in China, Morgan Szymanski and China`s master luthier, Mr. Yulong Guo developed an important relationship. Mr. Yulong Guo`s instruments are unique and this promises to be the beginning of a very fruitful relationship between musician and luthier. For more information on Yulong Guo guitars please visit http://singing-dragon-music.com
Morgan Szymanski will also be embarking on the `Sketches of Mexico Project`. The project will involve the wonderful music of Mexican composer Julio Cesar Oliva. The focus of the project will be his 20 Mexican Sketches (Veinte Estampas de Mexico) a musical journey across the many states and famous sites of Mexico. Morgan visited Mr Oliva in Mexico City and played the pieces to him. Mr Oliva is delighted with the project and will dedicate a new piece for Morgan.
The project will also involve visual artists from Mexico, the UK, Ireland, Portugal and China. Each artist will create a visual work inspired on the music and locations. The project will be launched in early 2012 and will involve interactive concerts as well as exhibitions of the works. There will be a strong educational side to the project which will involve working with art and music students in Mexico and the UK.
Concerts this season include two performances at the Ripon International Festival as well as the ILAMS/Bolivar Hall Guitar Festival in London sharing the stage with violinist Harriet Mackenzie and playing duets with Brazilian guitar legend Celso Machado. For information please visit the concert diary.
Other engagements include Szymanski`s debut with Northern Sinfonia, playing Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” at the Sage Gateshead as well as concerts with ODuo, Trinity Orchestra, and the Adderbury Ensemble.