‘Guitarist is back with subtle touch’
Ashford Music Society
SKJ, Kentish Express, 17/11/05
THE young classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski appeared in Ashford earlier this year to considerable acclaim.
For his return visit, to Ashford Music Society at Norton Knatchbull School, he attracted a capacity audience to an enthralling recital of mostly Spanish and Latin-American music for the guitar.
Works by the Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, such as theme and variations and three pieces, were originally featured by the great guitar virtuoso Segovia and were given exemplary performances by Szymanski, also born in Mexico City.
His technical dexterity and wide range or expression were particularly demonstrated to maximum effect, with items by the Paraguayan composer Barrios Mangore and in Tarrega’s colourful arrangement of the evocative suite Espanola for piano by the Spanish composer Albeniz – an arrangement which seemed to suit the guitar more than the piano original, especially when performed with such subtlety as on this occasion.