Classic FM give VIDA 4.5 stars


As you may know I was pretty busy in the Autumn playing with VIDA on our UK tour launching our debut CD Love the Magician. So we’re all really thrilled to have a lovely CD review in the February issue of Classic FM magazine.

” The members of VIDA conjure up an orchestral palette of colour and effects from four regular classical models. Sticking to tried-and-tested guitar transcription material, they play with technical brilliance and precise ensemble, creating alternately smoky and glittering colours in Falla’s El amor brujo that suit the gypsy heart of the music so well. They are high spirited in The Three Cornered Hat dances and their Carmen Suite arrangement is done with verve.”

The CD features Mark Eden’s amazing transcription of Falla’s El amor brujo as well as Mark Ashford’s beautiful arrangements of three dances from The Three Cornered Hat, Turina’s Bullfighter’s Prayer and Bizet’s Carmen Suite which is just an immense amount of fun to play.

If you want to try to catch us in action we’re playing at the Gevelsberg Guitar Festival at the end of March and then back to the UK for the Exeter Guitar Festival on 2 April and The Point, Eastleigh on 1 May for Southampton Classical Guitar Society.

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