Jan Depreter Workshop 16th September

Jan Depreter will be leading a workshop on 16th September at Kemnay Church Centre. The workshop will start at 9am and finish at 5pm. Cost £45 which includes lunch and refreshments. Booking essential.

Jan Depreter Concert - 15th September - 8.00pm Acorn Centre, Inverurie

Tickets available at the door. £10, £8(concession), free for accompanied children 16 and under.

Born in Belgium in 1975, Jan Depreter is considered as one of the most remarkable guitar players of our time. Discovering music at the age of 5, he had to wait 3 more years for Santa Claus to introduce him to his first guitar; an encounter which would result in a lifelong passion for the instrument.

NESCGS 5th Performance Concert

Members of NESCGS will be giving a performance on 11th June. The orchestra will be led by Peter Stewart and there will also be ensembles, duets and solos.

The concert will take place in Kemnay Church Centre, Kemnay from 2-4pm.

Free entry, donations welcome.

 

Pitmedden Music Festival

Four members of NESCGS will be performing at Pitmedden Music Festival on 3rd June at 1pm in the Implements Shed. The ensemble will be led by Gary Campbell.

Pitmedden Music Festival is a family friendly charity festival of live music for all! Two days of eclectic music and entertainment, with something for everyone.

NESCGS AGM and Concert Roberto Kuhn Versluys

29th May NESCGS AGM 7pm at Queens Cross Church, Aberdeen.

Followed by a FREE Guitar Recital by Roberto Kuhn Versluys at 8:30pm

Roberto was 2nd in the NESCGS competition held at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in February. As the prize he is playing for the society. We look forward to hearing him.

Sasha Savaloni Concert

Sasha Savaloni will be playing for NESCGS at Kemnay Church Hall on Saturday 22nd April at 7:30pm

Tickets available at the door £10 adults, £8 concession, childen 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

New Musical Director

The NESCGS is pleased to advise that Peter Stewart has become the society's new musical director. 

Our first musical director, Conall MacKay decided to step down at the end of the last season.  We owe him a huge debt of gratitude for taking a rag-tag bunch of guitarists and forming us into a tight and proficient guitar orchestra over his years at the helm.

Peter now brings an exceptional blend of skills and experiences that we feel will take the society's orchestra to the next level of musicianship and performance.

NESCGS Concert - Fri 16th Sept 8pm

Ian Watt shall be performing at Kemnay Church Hall on Friday 16th September 2016 at 8.00pm.

Tickets at the door £10, concession £8, 16 and unders free when accompanied by an adult.

Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1991, Ian Watt first came to international attention when, at 18, he was awarded 2nd prize (silver medal) at the 2009 Parkening International Guitar Competition (USA), the world’s preeminent guitar competition.  Since then, he has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe and world. To date, in addition to the UK, Watt has performed in the USA, China, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ukraine, Denmark, Holland, Estonia, Norway and Belgium and as a concerto soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,   City of London Sinfonia and Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra.  Despite his youth, Watt is also increasingly in demand as a teacher, regularly giving masterclasses internationally, most recently in China (at the Central Conservatory in Beijing), Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

‘…he sounds completely at home whatever century or style he is playing in. He is technically assured, thoughtful, unpretentious…his phrasings, colours and characterisations are a match for anyone.’ – Music Web International, 2013

NESCGS performing at Pitmedden Music Festival 4th June

Pitmedden Music Festival is a family friendly charity festival of live music for all! Two days of eclectic music and entertainment, with something for ...everyone.

The festival is held on the National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden Garden Estate, only 16 miles from Aberdeen City Centre. There will be a programme of entertainment for all the family, with jazz, orchestra, rock and many more genres of music.

 

NESGCS AGM and Concert by Jacopo Lazzaretti

NESCGS AGM 7pm

Free Guitar Recital by Jacopo Lazzaretti 8pm - NOW CHANGED TO 8:30pm

Jacopo won the NESCGS competition held at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in February. As the prize he is playing for the society. We look forward to hearing him.

Programme

J. Dowland - A fancy
J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue
A. Barrios - La Catedral
W. Walton - Five Bagatelles
M. M. Ponce - Sonatina Meridional