‘Accomplished’ guitar player at Blackfriars

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A GUITARIST named ‘one of the world’s most accomplished’ experimental players’ by Guitarist Magazine is coming to Boston.

Richard Durrant’s show The Guitar Whisperer, described as ‘a constantly evolving, son et lumiere event’ will be performed at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, Spain Lane, on Thursday, March 3.

The show promises a ‘prismatic look at the guitar’ and boasts a beautifully presented musical theatre where the audience is taken on a journey into an astounding sensory world.

The show includes Debussy’s Arabesque No.1, Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint and two specially commissioned films by artist Miranda Vincent.

Richard has given solo recitals at venues throughout Europe, made concerto appearances with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic and a guest appearance with chamber ensembles like the Grammy nominated Emperor Quartet.

He plays upwards of 70 shows a year and is a supporter of music in education and musical literacy.

He was presented with the Daily Mail Golden Jubilee Award by Prince Charles in 2002, and a fellowship of the London College of Music in 2010.

He has been touring for 25 years and his DVD has appeared in Guitarist Magazine’s top 50 for 2010 in between U2 and Jimi Hendrix.

He has released several solo albums and composed for a number of different ensembles.

He has worked with musicians from various genres and for TV and film including the BBC1 skating penguins indent.

Guitarist Magazine this year read: “His love of music is palpable and an inspiration for any guitar player, classical or otherwise.”

In a 2010 edition for Guitar and Bass Magazine it read: “Not only does the Guitar Whisperer reveal Durrant’s exceptional ability, it also brings to light his artful arrangements to add to the jaw dropping (and humorous) live performance.”

The stage lighting and design for the show is done by Bill Hammond who is a former technical director for the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet.

Richard’s latest album Recuerdos - Guitar Classics was also awarded five stars by Classic FM Magazine.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.

To book call 01205 363108.