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In a first-time collaboration with brilliant violinist Nadia Debono, Ahmed Dickinson will feature at Malta International Arts Festival. This performance is a delightful, passionate, exciting journey from baroque music, gradually evolving into contemporary Cuban music through the music of Bach, Paganini, Bartók, De Falla, Piazzolla, and contemporary Cuban composer Eduardo Martin.

Auberge de Castille, Wednesday 5th July- 9.00pm. Free Entry 


XXXIII International Festival of Plectrum in Segorbe, Spain.

Ahmed Dickinson and Maryla Díaz were guests of honor at the XXXIII International Festival of Plectrum Music in Segorbe, organized by the Cultural Association of Friends of Music and the Department of Culture of Segorbe City Hall. They opened the celebrations om Saturday 6th May, with a programme that included baroque, classical and romantic works for guitar and plectrum instruments such as mandoline, lute and bandurria.



Homage to Leo Brouwer!!.

Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. A selection of leading young musicians honour Brouwer's visit to the UK with a bespoke programme curated by Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson, featuring some of Brouwer's most exciting guitar and chamber works, performed in the heavenly classical guitar acoustic of London's Bolívar Hall in the presence of the composer himself.

Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall:

Fri 28 April 2017, 7.00pm

Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
United Kingdom

27 Apr, 10.00am-2.00pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'
27 Apr, 7.00pm | Talk: 'John Williams in Conversation with Leo Brouwer'
28 Apr, 10.00am-2.00pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All'

Click HERE to watch Ahmed performing Brouwer's Beatles-inspired Beatlerianas with the Santiago String Quartet at St Martin-in-the-Fields

This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Embassy of Cuba and the Embassy of Venezuela

Advance bookings: £14 | £12 Concessions | £10 Members of ILAMS/IC (limited availability)
On the door: £18 | £16 Concessions | £14 Members of ILAMS/IC (limited availability)
Series Pass £45 | £35 Concessions & Members of ILAMS/IC
Save money on all the events in the Brouwer guitarrísimo series (masterclasses, talk and concert) with this all-access pass. N.B. Available in advance only.

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Mar222017 releases a very special edition. has recently released four of the famous Martín - Domínguez guitar works. It has been an honour to work with both composers onthis project. These four pieces were also included in Ahmed's most recent recording "The Bridge".


Sones y Flores at St Peter's Eaton Square


29th March. 7 PM 

'The Piazzolla of Cuban Guitar.' World Radio Geneva | 'A true pioneer.' 
Classic FM Magazine

Eduardo Martín’s style has an expansive sense of freedom that taps into pre-Columbian traditions, jazz, flamenco, pop, Afro and traditional Cuban music. The guitar is his favored instrument to mirror the melodic and rhythmic facets of the Americas’ cultural diversity. Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas took lessons with Eduardo in Cuba, and their friendship and musical empathies have since grown to form a unique project. This recital offers an introduction to of some of Martin’s most alluring works for two guitars, where rock merges with son montunos; old Yoruba chants, feel-good rumbas, funk-boleros, new-age tunes and cinematic pieces sit alongside Cuban tumbaos with slap bass.

Eduardo Martín Acrílicos en la sonrisa | Sones y Flores | Hasta Alicia baila | Mirándote | Suite Antillas | Suite Habana | Aguas profundas | Hasta Alicia baila | Preludio, Rezo y Canto a Obatalá

PLUS Join us after the concert for a complimentary glass of Spanish wine, courtesy of Wines from Spain

This event is part of the Guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes



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