27 April St. Andrew's Church, Ampthill Antonio Forcione + Giorgio Serci

27 April St. Andrew's Church, Ampthill Antonio Forcione + Giorgio Serci

Event date: Sat Apr 27 2024

Venue: St. Andrew's Church

MK45 2EL

Guitar Duo

Legendary award -winning Italian acoustic guitar virtuoso - composer Antonio Forcione teams up with fellow Italian/Sardinian award-winning guitarist, composer and educator Giorgio Serci. Passionate and melodic, these are world class performers.

With his vibrant and original blend of Latin, African, jazz, and flamenco sounds, Antonio Forcione is a highly inventive performer. He has teamed up with the evocative Giorgio Serci whose natural charisma equals his originality. Both virtuosos in their field, they bring a unique and distinctive flavour to the musical world when they team up together. Be prepared to both laugh and be moved as they celebrate the unexpected elements in life with delicacy, humour and not least, passion. International tours have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong, to Russia, the Caribbean, USA and all over Europe.
Antonio Forcione is a master of his game, not only “one of the greatest guitarist” The Guardian, but globally respected for his original compositions. Following the release of his 20th album, “Sketches of Africa”, Antonio is now focusing on Cuba where he is collaborating with artists such as Raul Torres, Pancho Amat, Pedro Luis Ferrer, Mario Salvador and Alejandro Martinez for his next album “Sketches of Cuba”. This also includes his brand-new music-documentary film called “Trova”. A 60 minute film that takes us on a journey through the vibrant, captivating world of Cuban Music, showcasing the lives of musicians and trovadores with unlimited passion for their art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La3lcpTxB8I

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”

Giorgio Serci has performed internationally and recorded with the likes of Ivan Lins, Basia, Kenny Wheeler, Martin Taylor,m Sylvain Luc, David Garrett, the LPO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Berlin Philarmonie, Julian Lloyd Webber, Franco Cerri, Paulo Fresu to name but a few. His works blend jazz, classical and world music with evocative melodies, world grooves and contemporary jazz harmonies.
As a duo, these two musicians are not just top of their game, but the front men of their own bands. Audiences are guaranteed a powerful and dynamic show of wit, personality and musical virtuosity.
“Delicate, dynamic and controlled, the compositions and arrangements are inspired, showcasing a mind-boggling variety of styles and form. He’s an all plucking, all strumming, all clicking, tapping, slapping virtuoso of world jazz - and comes highly recommended.”
**** The List

“A one-off musical sensation. Unmissable” The Scotsman
“Few acoustic guitarists can match Antonio Forcione for sheer instrumental virtuosity but fewer still come close to him as a composer” Jaz

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