Classical guitar hero Simon Davies plays hometown gig

Simon Davies

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Acclaimed classical guitarist Simon Davies performs at the Little Theatre in his home town of Dunstable at 7.30pm on May 30.

The programme includes music from the courts of Baroque Italy and flamenco-fuelled Spanish pieces.

Simon studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music before receiving his Honours Degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Performing in The Arada Guitar Duo, their 2008 release for Landor Records, Mediterranean, received glowing reviews from publications such as International Record Review and Gramophone magazine. The duo has also performed on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and in some of the countries finest chamber music venues. Performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company ‘band’, Simon has most recently appeared in the West End run of Romeo and Juliet and the critically acclaimed Venus & Adonis.

As a soloist, he has represented the UK in the European Young Musicians’ Concert, in 2011, performed at the London International Guitar Festival and has played for the King of Norway and Spanish Prime Minister. He is a featured classical artist on Cunard’s QM2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

Simon examines internationally for Trinity grade and diploma exams and is an examiner for AQA A-level music performance.

Tickets are available by calling 07974 450316 or emailing SwDavies@aol.com. They cost £10, or £5 for children.