Dec 16 LONDON -SMITHFIELD PIANO Event date: Fri Dec 16 2022
Venue: SMITHFIELD PIANO
An Evening with Antonio Forcione
SOLO in Concert
From the first moment Antonio walks on stage to rapturous applause, a humble smile on his face, guitar in hand, you know you are in the presence of a true artist and are in for an evening with a touch of magic. And as the first deep, warm, intense notes float through the auditorium, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room.
As one critic put it“Imagine an Italian hybrid of Michael Hedges, John McLaughlin and Django Rheinhardt ... ferocious, rampaging, controlled power, meticulous precision and clarity of expression ... astonishing musical personality”
Antonio’s impressive 20 albums and extensive international tours in festivals and theatres - both as a solo artist, in duo and with his acoustic quartet – have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to the Caribbean, Russia and all over Europe. He has the ‘hands of a tarantula and the heart of a lion, as another critic so expressively phrased it!
Artistic, intense and formidably inventive, Antonio is a performer of genuine distinction.
Ever unpredictable, his is a celebration of the unexpected elements in life, a music of rare delicacy, humour and, not least, passion.
“You have a beautiful touch” Sir Paul McCartney
“That is beautiful” Stevie Wonder
“Forcione creates a whole spectrum of sound that you never thought possible from an acoustic guitar. He brings the guitar to life in a way I’d never seen or heard before, extraordinary. He is unique” Bill Bailey, comedian
“delicious!” (Simon Callow, actor)Visit venue website >