2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Butia

2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Butia » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:32 am

The Bromley Guitar Society present a recital by talented young English guitarist Amanda Cook. The venue is St Mark's Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, Kent - 7.30pm

The exciting programme will include;

Mysterious Habitats - D.Bogdanovic
Sonatas K309, K481, K175 - D.Scarlatti
from 'Castillos de Espana' - F.Moreno Torroba
- Alba de Tormes
- Zafra
- Torija
- Olite
El Cameron Negro - L.Brouwer
Gallo Ciego - A.Bardi
Arriba Los Panuelos - Traditional
+others

Tickets are priced at £10.00 adults and £5.00 children. Tickets will be avaialable on the door but for more ticketing information visit the Bromley Guitar Society Blogspot, scroll down to Amanda Cook concert.

http://bromleyguitarsociety.blogspot.com/

For more information on Amanda Cook visit

http://www.amandacook.co.uk/

Thanks

Vinn

Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Vinn » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:27 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Steve. I've already booked my tickets!

Should be a good concert.



Vinn

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Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Vesuvio » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:43 pm

Hello Steve & Vinn,

I'm sure you're in for a great evening!

She has a lovely website at http://www.amandacook.co.uk/

Best wishes, V :)
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Butia

Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Butia » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:58 pm

What a fabulous recital.

There are many reasons why this evening will stay long in the memory,

- the quality of Amandas playing
- the excellent acoustics of the church
- the tone and projection of Amandas Bert Kwakkel guitar
- the varied selection of pieces from Brouwer, Bogdanovic, Torroba, Scarlatti, Bardi, Baden Powell plus two pieces written for her by William Lovelady.
- last but not least the warmth of Amandas personality and her obvious enjoyment to be playing to a small but knowledgable audience.

Highly recommended if ever you get the chance to see and hear her play.

Steve

ps I also got the chance to meet her following the recital and even got to play a few bars on her guitar. Lesson to be learnt here, don't play a guitar of that quality unless you can afford it, my modestly priced Cashimera felt oh so dead the next day. All I need now is about 6,000 Euros..............

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Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Vesuvio » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:25 am

Thank you for the review!

It's great to know the evening went well,

V :D
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Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by avoz » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:52 am

Butia wrote: What a fabulous recital.

Butia, I have not had the pleasure of hearing Amanda 'live' but did hear a Radio 3 performance of some pieces included in that recital. I play a couple of the arrangements myself and, if you are interested, Agustin Bardi's 'Gallo Ciego' is arr. by Jorge Morel (collection of 'Tangos & Milongas for solo guitar', published by Mel Bay) and the Baden Powell 'Samba em Preludio' is in the collection 'Bossa & Samba No. 4' arr. P. Guilleminot (Editions Musicales Francaises).

Butia

Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Butia » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:54 pm

Thanks for that Avoz, much appreciated.

Vinn

Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Vinn » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:14 pm

Hi Steve,

Yes, I enjoyed the concert too. She has such delicate fingers that seem to fly about with utmost precision.

From my seat I couldn't see her right-hand nails (they were obscured by the hand itself) but I wondered if she was not using rest-stroke at all (ala John Williams). Did you notice?

Vinn

Butia

Re: 2008-10-18 Amanda Cook - Bromley (ENGLAND)

Post by Butia » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:29 pm

Hi Vinn,

Unfortunately I was sitting quite far back so cannot be sure. However, I think you are right, certainly if a rest stroke was used it was very occasionally. I think her nails and action particularly suit playing almost exclusively free stroke.

Why not contact her through her website? I would be interested in her response.

Cheers,

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