Mark Eden and Christopher Stell, Kino-Teatr, 14 July 7.30

Internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo will be performing in St Leonard’s this month at Kino-Teatr.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a unique creative voice.

Mark Eden and Christopher Stell

Likened to a ‘miraculous single guitarist blessed with an impossibly wonderful technique and an exceptionally delicate touch’ (The Observer), the Eden Stell Guitar Duo have been invited to perform at venues and music festivals around the world, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Turkey, the USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America and Australia, as well as making numerous radio and TV appearances on ITV, the BBC and European and North American networks.

Mark Eden and Christopher Stell graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. Soon after, the duo were selected to perform for the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists’ Concert Series and won the South East Musicians’ Platform competition, giving them debut concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, where they have since become regular artists.

Mark and Chris’s concerto engagements have featured performances with the Prague Chamber Orchestra and The International Philharmonic at some of Europe’s largest venues, including the Beethovenhalle in Bonn and the Stuttgart Liederhalle, with recent international recitals for prestigious events such as the Guitar Foundation of America, the Omni Foundation Concert Series in San Francisco, London’s Wigmore Hall, the London Guitar Festival at Kings Place, Alla Grande Festival in Canada, the Uppsala Congress Hall in Sweden, as well as many others.

The duo were the first guitarists since Julian Bream to be Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine with their ‘landmark recording’ of works by Stephen Dodgson. They have recorded 7 CDs to date on BSG, Hannsler Classics and Docker labels, and are dedicatees of new works by internationally-acclaimed composers Stephen Dodgson, Adam Gorb, Dusan Bogdanovic, Gary Ryan and Johannes Moller.

The performance will be at Kino-Teatr on Norman Road at 7.30 on Saterday 14 July.
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