What happened in our 2022-23 season:

The Mela Guitar Quartet

Date: Friday, 31st March 2023, 7.30pm
Location: Blackburn Theatre, Prestfelde School
The four guitarists standing in a row with their guitars held down in front of them.
The UK's leading classical guitar quartet
Camille Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Claude Debussy Deux Arabesques
Phillip Houghton Opals
J S Bach Organ Fugue BWV 578
Mikhail Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture 
Gustav Holst Fugal Overture
Laura Snowden My Clock is Broken!
Darius Milhaud Brazileira from Scaramouche
Egberto Gismonti Agua Y Vinho
Sergio Assad Uarekena

In a first for the Music Trust, we are delighted to be presenting the UK’s leading Classical Guitar Quartet who play a wonderful mix of transcriptions and original works for this rare instrumental combination.

The Mēla guitar quartet takes their name from the Sanskrit word for ‘Festival’. Their programmes celebrate an engaging and imaginatively wide-ranging programme of original pieces for guitar quartet and their own ingenious arrangements.

The quartet formed in 2015 as graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music. They quickly became International Guitar Festival Young Artists 2015/16, then Park Lane Group young artists 2018/19 and Royal Over-Seas League chamber music finalists 2019.

Notable performances for the quartet have included the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, Kings Place Hall One, St James’ Church Piccadilly, Barbican Centre’s Milton Court, St George’s Bristol, Westminster Abbey and, of course, Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom.



Children and students: £8

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