maria camahort quintet
8.00pm Saturday, 8 July 2016
Maria Camahort guitar
Violeta Garcia violin and voice
Laura Ruhi soprano
Sergio Sera cello
Ángel Retamero percussion and guitar
Maria Camahort, together with four other brilliant musicians, presents a concert of music by Spanish composers with a very original approach, sharing with the audience the vivid colours, earthy textures and rhythms of Spanish musical art. Iberian Colours explores the relationship between Spanish composers and influences from Iberia’s traditional music.
Traditional music in Spain has long been an important source of inspiration for many Spanish composers: De Falla, Mompou, Granados, Albéniz, and Toldrŕ, to name but a few. The Quintet presents a captivating programme including a wide range of Spanish composers together with traditional songs from different regions of Spain and Spanish speaking cultures. This journey comprises passionate flavours from the Iberian Peninsula, exploring the touch of seductive love, revenge and sorrow, and including some insights of the Catalan traditional culture.
Maria Camahort Quintet was created with the aim to explore new possibilities in the field of chamber music. The originality of the ensemble is given by the intense collaboration between musicians from different musical traditions, by its characteristic timbre, and by the specific choice of classical repertoire and their adaptation to this particular quintet. These features provide great charisma and personality to this unique ensemble.
The Maria Camahort Quintet released its debut album Iberian Colours in June 2015, with Convivium Record International. Within a short time the album received very positive reviews. The CD is available in digital format on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, and physically distributed by Harmonia Mundi UK.
Since its foundation in November 2011, the Quintet has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in the UK, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Forge, Kings Place, Southbank Centre (Purcell Room), Milton Court, St James's Church Piccadilly, St Michael at the North Gate (Oxford), Buxton Festival, Bath Guitar Festival, London Guitar Festival, Kings Place Festival, Edinburgh Guitar and Music Festival and Arts in Action Festival.
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