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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.

BOOKINGS (Open soon)

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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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Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas at Colab 2017

Every year, CoLab features dozens of projects which have been proposed and developed by students, staff or invited guests. Students receive expert mentorship and guidance from Trinity Laban professors, or from visiting artists from around the world. On this edition Ahmed was invited to curate a small show called Catalan Portraits to be presented at the Laban Theatre in collaboration with French painter Marie Deschamps  and with music and dance students from Trinity/ Laban. 



As part of the national celebrations for Jose Antonio Rojas' 90th anniversary Ahmed Dickinson offered a concert in Havana with works created by Rojas over a period of 60 years. Ahmed performed some of his transcriptions including several world premieres including fiery danzón Pipo y Arcaño

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