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VIDA GQ in the USA

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It’s been a busy few weeks performing with the VIDA Guitar Quartet, with the highlight being our trip to the USA. We were thrilled to be invited to Los Angeles and the Loyola Marymount University Guitar Festival by Artistic Director and guitarist extraordinaire, Martha Masters. Our concert was the final one in the series, which this year also featured Marcin Dylla and Paul Galbraith.

Approximately 100 young guitarists performed for the Youth Showcase Concert as part of the festival, with an impressive number of very polished ensembles. It was fabulous to spend time coaching some of these groups during the weekend: what a talented bunch!

Whilst the Eden Stell Duo part of VIDA jetted off to Minnesota for a residency, there were a couple of days free to fall in love New York before our concert at the Baruch Performing Arts Center for the New York City Classical Guitar Society. NYCCGS is a thriving society with an astonishingly varied concert series and programme of events. It was a complete joy to play for them all, especially in a hall with such a clear true acoustic.

The next VIDA outing is back in the UK on 29 May for the Bury St Edmunds Festival: visit our concert diary to find out more.

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