has got to be seen to be believed
Active magazine review:
new face of the harp
Taplas Magazine review: His brilliant
musicianship earned him a lot of respect and a lot of fans for the
Latin American music
the Latin American Newspaper, Cronica Latina: Magical
harp music and poetry, characteristic of Ricardo Curbelo's artistic,
theatrical and musical career.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London: Ricardo
and David ...what a great evening, we all enjoyed it so much. A total
Anne Fisher, Events Coordinator,
Professional Development Centre,
What a great performance and enjoyable music! Many thanks
for playing at the exhibition...
in Wales): A
of powerful, breathtaking and simply spectacular music from
this master player of the Latin American harp
Theatro Technis, London:
passion and virtuosity on stage
Coordinator), St. Helen's Girls School, Northwood
to say we thought your playing was fantastic yesterday. It was
amazing to hear all the different styles. The maracas playing was
an inspiration to all the girls and I would love to be able to
play them like that too!
you once again for coming early too.
to meet you again soon.
(Music Coordinator), John F.
Kennedy Special School, London
you once again for coming to play for us.
Almost without exception the students thoroughly enjoyed
your performances, from those with the most profound difficulties,
to the small groups of mainstream boys from Rokeby School next
door – and of course the staff!
variety of moods you created with the harp, cuatro, maracas and
vocals kept everyone interested, if not fascinated.
As you saw, the students loved accompanying your rhythms
with their own movements, clapping and vocals.
Also, allowing them to explore the harp afterwards was a
real winner, especially as it is an instrument most would never
have encountered and certainly not heard being played in this way.
The expressions on the faces in the enclosed photos, I think, tell
do hope you will be able to visit us again some time.
ARTISTS / PERFORMERS
From Joanna Migdal
We hope you got back safely and with speed.
Thank you for making our evening so very memorable and creating
such a special atmosphere...deep quiet listening
is so rare in an audience these days...I think your perfect
playing took everyone’s breath away...thank you, thank you for
all those years of practice that have made it all seem so easy and
delightful on the night.
We hope very, very much to see you again soon. I will write to
Julian Hubbersguilt in the New Year and
tell him what a great success our evening was.
With all the sunniest wishes for Christmas and the New Year
George and Joanna
From Professor Guitarist David
I have shared several successful
concerts with multitalented Ricardo Curbelo...
Russian Poet/Playwright, Noskou
I was very much impressed
your music, especially with your original compositions in which I
find a combination of creativity, discipline and emotion we rarely
find in our
Today we can find many artists technically brilliant but
with a lack of emotions,
or too emotional, but with the absence of skills. In your case, I
feel I am completely happy with your music and performance ...
Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, Kai Jansen
poetic realism I have always admired...
The President of the
Rotary Club, Paddington, London
has a command of Latin American harp music second to none.
James Cape, Photolibrary
Ricardo really added some star quality to a client event that we
recently held in Covent Garden.
gauged the mood of our clientele perfectly and responded accordingly.
The event was a huge success and I was delighted
Ricardo was there to play an integral part.
From Jeff, on behalf of event Organizers, St Margaret's
is with many thanks that I write this short note to convey the
appreciation of others and myself for your visit to the garden
party and the tremendous performance which you gave. There is
something extra special about the harp for all people around the
world and you brought this special angel to dwell in the
garden, and we miss you; and we want you to be there every morning,
but unfortunately, like all precious and extremely valuable things,
very rare and we must wait and pray for next year.
regards from Jeff.
and PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
bride, Nolmy Kiros. Wedding Reception at Blue Bird. London
Thank you for playing so lovely for my wedding, we never thought
we would have such a fine artist from home here in England, God bless
bride, Catherine Françoise. Wedding Reception at Sharpsted Court,
Ricardo, you are fabulous,
the guests loved your music...
From Fiona Jacobs, Event Organizer, Sedley Place Ltd. At Kew
Bridge Steam Museum
thanks, It was perfect, your playing and the sound of your harp was
wonderful, everybody enjoyed it!
bride and groom, Shanaj & Andrew.
Wedding Reception at Comfort Hotel, Harrow
Ricardo, many thanks for your lovely recital at our wedding
reception, The guests and the hotel's Events Organizer were
very impressed by your performance.
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