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Rowland-Mesirca Duo visits the Isle of Man

Daniel Rowland and Alberto Mesirca will travel to the Isle of Man to give a concert for the Ramsey Music Society on the 19th March.  They will perform a varied and exciting programme of music from all over Europe, ranging from Paganini to Bartók, and ending up in Argentina for Astor Piazzolla’s vibrant ‘Histoire du Tango’.

The Ramsey Music Society has been flourishing since September 1974, when it was founded as the Ramsey Grammar School Music Club by Mr Jack Pick, Head of Music at the Ramsey Grammar School. Mr Pick’s intention was to fill a gap in the cultural life of Ramsey and to make professional standard classical music available to the School’s students. Today, the society continues to welcome world-class performers and provides free student tickets for all their concerts.

Rowland and Mesirca met at the Kuhmo Festival in Finland some years ago, and have been performing frequently as a duo ever since.  Their debut CD, ‘Favorites’ was released in 2015 to great critical acclaim, and their concert in Ramsey will feature several popular items from the disc.

“Rowland and Mesirca supply sparkling, virtuosic performances”
— American Record Guide

Read more about agency artist Daniel Rowland here.

Italian Guitarist Alberto Mesirca currently lives in Castelfranco Veneto and teaches at the Statal Conservatory of Music of Adria. In 2007 he won the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria’s ‘Golden Guitar’ for ‘Best Recording’ for his disc Ikonostas, winning the same award again in 2013 for his ‘British Guitar Music’ recording with cellist Martin Rummel. The prestigious organisation also judged Mesirca to be ‘Best Upcoming Artist’ in 2009.

18 Mar 2019 | 7.30pm | Ramsey Music Society: Isle of Man

Paganini — Sonata no. 1 in A minor – from Centone di sonate, op. 64
Paganini — Sonata no. 6 in E minor, from Six Sonatas op. 3
Paganini — Cantabile for Violin and Guitar in D major, op. 17
Giuliani — Grand Duo Concertant op. 85
Ibert — Entr’acte
Enescu — Menetrier from Impressions d’enfance, op. 28
Bartók — Romanian Dances
Tarrega — Recuerdos de la Alhambra
De Falla — from 7 Canciones populares españolas, arr. P. Kochanski and O. Pelmoine
Albeniz — Granada (from Suite Espagnola Op. 47)
Piazzolla — (selection from) Histoire du Tango

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