Bachianas – London Guitar Festival

The VIDA Guitar Quartet are delighted to announce the release of their new recording on BGS Records called Bachianas which features the music of Bach as well as music inspired by Bach, including two new pieces especially commissioned for this project.

Presented as a kind of theme and variations on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (in a stunning new arrangement for four guitars by Mark Eden) the programme presents music that takes its influence from Bach by composers such as Felix Mendelssohn and Heitor Villa Lobos.

Also included are new works by Howard Skempton, who celebrated his 70th birthday this autumn, and talented young composer Laura Snowden. This promises to be the most exciting recording to date from the VIDA Guitar Quartet!

Here is a behind the scene peek at the recording of Laura’s Bach inspired piece called ‘Light Perpetuum’ with amazing Soprano Saxophonist Amy Green

The launch concert will take place as part of the IGF’s London Guitar Festival on 26 October at Kings Place, Hall One at 7.30PM. Direct link to tickets here.

Jackdaws Artists in Residence

We are proud to be the Jackdaws Musical Educational Trust’s Artists in Residence for the 2016-17 season. To celebrate this we are performing a fundraising concert for them at Jackdaws on Saturday 3 December. The next day on Saturday the 4 December, V1 (aka. Mark Eden) will be taking a days guitar workshop from 10am-4pm. Mark and Chris will also be taking an extended weekend guitar course from 2-5 or February 2017.

KINGS PLACE – IGF London Guitar Festival

VIDA GQ will be celebrating the release of their new CD “The Leaves be Green” BGS126 with a concert at KINGS PLACE as part of the IGF‘s London Guitar Festival on Wednesday 28 October 2015 in the beautiful acoustics of Hall One at 7.30pm. The programme will consist of works on the new CD of English music, as well as pieces by Bach and Brahms. Book tickets here.