Concert of Marco Tamayo with orchestra NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under the baton of Vladimir Fanshil
Guitar Masters Competition 2016 - Awards Ceremony

28th October 2016 (Friday)
7.00 PM
National Forum of Music
1 Wolnosci Sq., Wroclaw, Poland
Tickets: -

The Award Ceremony of the Guitar Masters 2016 competition will take place on the 28th October 2016 in National Forum of Music in Wrocław. The Award Ceremony concert will consist of short recitals performed by Guitar Masters 2016 competition prize-winners in Classical guitar category. The culmination of the concert is the performance of a guitar virtuoso Marco Tamayo. The soloist and the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fanshil will perform Concerto de Toronto by Leo Brouwer.

Marco Tamayo is a Cuban classical guitarist living in Austria. He has been acclaimed as "Il Re della Chitarra" (The King of the Guitar) by La Stampa, Italy. He is also widely appreciated by audiences as well as prominent musicians, among them John Williams, Eliot Fisk and Leo Brouwer. The guitarist performs as a soloist, chamber musician and in duos. He forms a guitar duo with his wife Anabel Montesinos and a duo with a pianist Wolfgang Brunner. His extensive repertoire includes music of all eras and numerous concertos with orchestra. He released recordings on various labels, among them the prestigious Naxos label. In addition to his performing career, Marco Tamayo is one of the most influencial teachers of the classical guitar today. He has trained many successful guitarist who have made international careers. Moreover, Marco Tamayo is the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Competition Michelle Pittaluga, the Director of Marco Tamayo Edition and the Director of Salzburg Guitar Society.

Vladimir Fanshil is an innovative Australian conductor. He has been an assistant conductor to Iván Fischer in the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin. He took part in widely-appreciated Mahler recordings with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He also toured with BFO throughout the world. He founded concert series Debut to Master in 2012 at the St Petersburg Philharmonic. In the upcoming season Vladimir Fanshil will debut as a guest conductor with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He will also conduct the Odessa

Philharmonic, the ANAM orchestra and the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic.

NFM Wrocław Philharmonic was founded in 1945. Originally named as the City Symphony Orchestra, was later a few times renamed. NFM Wrocław Philharmonic has collaborated with all prominent Polish composers of 20th century such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Skrowaczewski and Witold Lutosławski. What is more, the orchestra has made the promotion of Polish music one of its main goals. Nowadays, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic performs more than 50 different projects each season. Among them are not only music concerts, but also recordings, radio broadcasts as well as education projects. Since 2013, an American conductor Benjamin Shwartz has become the orchestra’s Music Director.

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