Sarah has lived in Cranleigh, Surrey
since 1995 where she teaches and freelances with various orchestras
and choral societies. She began her oboe studies with John Williams of
the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and then moved to Trieste, Italy
to study with Alessandro Bonelli at the Tartini Conservatorio. For
the past fifteen years she has played with the wind quintet ‘New
Harmonie’ who work extensively in theSouth/South East. In 2007
New Harmonie gained charitable status, and its director, Dr Geoff
Richardson has worked tirelessly to obtain funding to work with
primary school children, children with special needs, and latterly
people suffering with dementia. She met David while teaching at
Farlington School and they made the decision to become a duo
specialising in Latin American music. This has been an incredibly
rewarding experience and she has thoroughly enjoyed working with David
and benefitting from his expertise in this field.
David enjoys a varied career,
teaching, performing and researching into the area of Latin American
guitar music. Early studies were with his father, a keen amateur
guitarist and pianist, and later with Anthony Macmahon. He entered
the RCM in 1982 studying with Charles Ramirez and Patrick Bashford. He
made his international debut in Buenos Aires in 1997 and has been a
regular visitor to Latin America ever since. Visits to Venezuela and
to Cuba introduced new and exciting repertoire, some of which will be
heard in tonight’s concert. It is a pleasure to present these duets
with a musician of the calibre of Sarah Williams, the sounds of whose
oboe and cor anglais are simply a delight . It is a pleasure too to
share the concert with our very dear friend and colleague, the multi
talented musician and poet Ricardo Curbelo and we hope that you will
enjoy tonight’s presentation.
Harpist, Singer, Composer and Poet
from an early age has been
an eminent representative artist of Latin America, nationally
and internationally, on a wide variety of stages.
an ambassador of the
Latin American poetry and music culture and
one of the
of the land.
Ricardo studied the harp in
Colombia, his native country,
at the Music Academy of
Villavicencio, with Luis Alberto Curvelo, his
brother and Director of the institution.
brothers founded The Music Academy of Puerto
at the Music Academy Luis A. Calbo
maestro Manuel Zapata Olivella,
at the National University in Bogotá.
an early age as a performer, combined
distinctive sound responses of his Modelo Corvado harps,
make him today
His entire work is basically poetry; which exceeds to date five hundred compositions. From his
works, pieces such
THE HOMO SAPIENS DREAM,
bring Latin America’s music and poetry to a new dimension.
This dramatic poetical-progressive interpretation of human evolution has been much acclaimed by audiences. I
n 2010, thanks to this piece, Ricardo was presented as the perfect act for the day at the London Natural History Museum, during the
Exhibition Road Festival. In
England his artistic career
has expanded quite
has widely performed
with different accomplished performers from around the world.
He is de
share this concert with
David Caswell and Sarah Williams,
both experienced accomplished musicians.
His programme will include pieces from his newly recorded album,
Espíritu Llanero / A Londres.
The Latin America