GUITARRISIMO - ‘Antonio Torres 200’: Fernando Espí Commemorates the Birth of the Modern Guitar

Venue: 
King's College London (Chapel)
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 19:00
King's College London (Chapel), Strand Lane, London, WC2R 2LS
Fernando Espí presents a programme of Romantic Spanish guitar works

Without Antonio de Torres Jurado (1817-1892) we would not have the classical guitar. So superior was Torres' craft that his design remains, to this day, the blueprint for classical guitar production. Pre-eminent 19th-century specialist and multi-award-winner, Fernando Espí, presents a programme of Romantic Spanish guitar works by composers with a personal connection to Torres who helped shape his approach to guitar-making and who showed off his instruments to greatest effect. Espí will perform on a Joan Pellisa 2016 replica of an original 1863 Torres instrument.