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Cuban Guitar duo – Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas & Eduardo Martin

Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/03/2019
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm


An unmissable evening at the Big Shed with award winning London-based Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and Grammy nominee and fellow Cuban Eduardo Martin.  Doors open at 7…. music starts at 7.30
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 A sophisticated virtuoso, the Havana-born Dickinson Cardenas has performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead, Union Chapel, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, LSO St Luke’s and St James’s Piccadilly. He has given live performances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC London. He has also featured at prominent festivals including London Classical Guitar Festival, Bath International Guitar Festival, Sage Guitar Festival, Kings Place Music Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Ards Guitar Festival (Northern Ireland), Dublin Guitar Week, Hispano-American Guitar Festival (Mexico), Identidades International Guitar Festival (Cuba) and Havana International Guitar Festival.
Over the last 10 years, Ahmed has established a successful career in the UK, whilst maintaining a performance profile and strong links with Cuba. More recently, he has been building a reputation for his original compositional style and will be performing his latest works in a series of concerts later this year.
Eduardo has written for guitar in various combinations from duos to guitar orchestra. He has written for theatre plays and for cinema. Since 1991 he has successfully toured Cuba, South America and Europe giving concerts and master classes with great acclaim from both critics and the public in general. He is a regular adjudicator on international competitions and a guitar professor at ISA, (Instituto Superior de Arte) Havana. His works have been published in Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Canada & USA.
Tickets £10 on the door  – remember to BYOB.                            Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available at the venue.  
Don’t take our word for it… this is what other reviewers have said
You are left with the sensation of being touched to the core by exquisitely played pieces” SONGLINES
Described as “a true pioneer” (Classic FM Magazine), award winning London-based Cuban guitarist, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, is one of the finest performers of the Cuban classical guitar school. In Spring 2016, he will release his sixth album featuring Grammy nominee and fellow Cuban guitarist – Eduardo Martin – which they will subsequently tour across the UK and Europe.
“Within my musical congregation I regard Eduardo as the Piazzolla of Cuban Guitar. Only individuals with an impressive level of sensibility can convey such degrees of happiness, pleasure and melancholic love to life and to a nation…. I am happy to say that Eduardo only creates masterpieces” Oscar Ghiglia, WORLD RADIO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.