Internationally acclaimed pianist, Nicholas Young and renowned 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan return with a new program featuring Spanish classical to flamenco, Tango and modern jazz.
RODRIGO ~ ALBENIZ ~ GRANADOS ~ PIAZZOLLA ~ COREA ~ RAVEL AND MORE
Continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including SOLD OUT shows at the Sydney Opera House, Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist, ‘Young Steinway Artist’ Nicholas Young joins internationally renowned 10-string virtuoso Guitarist Matthew Fagan, combining musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate the Spirit
of Spain, El Vito and Tango.
The duo perform Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco, plus the colourful and rhythmic sounds of Tango,
South American Classical and Latin masterpieces and modern jazz infusing the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements
of Spanish Guitar with the classical, virtuoso pianism.
The duo transform masterpieces by Joaquin Rodrigo, Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Astor Piazzolla,
Chick Correa, Maurice Ravel and more into stunning new arrangements.
Watch snippet from the previous show here
De Falla – Danse Espagnole https://youtu.be/Rwy0FtDXb3Y
NICHOLAS YOUNG- Piano
Nicholas Young completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Daniel Herscovitch at Sydney Conservatorium in 2013 with First Class Honours and University Medal, and graduated from Master Solo Piano with Distinction at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in 2015, studying with Claudius Tanski. Alongside formal training, Nicholas has taken masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Christian Zacharias, Robert Levin, Dominique Merlet, Jacques Rouvier, Lars Vogt and Lang Lang, among others.
Nicholas’s first major prize as winner of the 8th Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition in 2007was followed by further accolades including Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards (Keyboard Category), Runner-Up Prize of the 2012 Australian Youth Classical Music Competition, and Second Prize of the 2012 Australian National Piano Award.
In 2015, Nicholas extended his successes to the international level, receiving First Prize and Best Beethoven Performance of the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (London),
Nicholas has regularly given recitals throughout Australia and Europe. He has appeared as soloist in concertos with the West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras and Vienna International Orchestra, and his performances have been broadcast by Fine Music FM and ABC Classic FM. In 2014, Nicholas was invited to perform with the Vienna International Orchestra as part of
the Center for Musical Excellence’s Vienna ConcertoFest.
MATTHEW FAGAN- 10 String Guitar & 6 String Nylon Classical Godin Guitar
Matthew Fagan has long been established as one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar. Matthew has toured with Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and Michael Crawford. Matthew’s virtuosic rendition of Bach’s famous Toccata in D Minor featured on ABC TV.
Matthew has performed in more than 120 countries worldwide as a soloist, with orchestra and bands including extensive touring across Europe, South America, Alaska, Canada, China, Japan and South East Asia Matthew’s
music education has been at the Victorian College of the Arts (Performance -Classical and improvisation), Monash University (Ethnomusicology, Composition Education) and a Masters PHD of Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne. Matthew has studied and/or performed with masters John Williams, Paco Pena, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Joe Pass amongst others.
“There’s no doubt pianist, Nicholas Young, and guitarist, Matthew Fagan, are virtuosi. Their credentials are undeniable and their technical skills were quite astounding, especially their precise timing. Even long vivace sequences of notes played in unison were perfect.
CLINTON WHITE Canberra Reviewers Circle
This reviewer found the class of playing better than almost any other performance he has heard. The capacity audience gave a standing ovation and deservedly so.
ROB KENNEDY City News Canberra
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