Vida Quartet and the National Youth Guitar Ensemble


Some news of the NYGE’s forthcoming concert with the VIDA Guitar Quartet. The concert is taking place at the beautiful Menuhin Hall, Surrey on Monday 21st April, 7pm. The venue is a 5 minute taxi ride from Cobham train station. This event is free for children (accompanied by an adult).

Monday 21st April – 7.00pm

The Menuhin Hall

Stoke D’Abernon, KT11 EQQ

Brighten up your Easter bank holiday with a concert performed by twenty six of the UK’s most talented guitarists and the critically acclaimed VIDA Guitar Quartet. The concert programme directed by Gerald Garcia, will include works for guitar ensemble and quartet by composers including Arensky, Arnold, Borodin, Garcia, Gershwin and Mussorgsky. Fresh from their American tour, the VIDA guitar quartet will also be performing pieces from their new album ‘Rhapsody’.
Tickets: £10 (Conc. £8) and FREE for Under 18s with an accompanied adult.

Box Office: NYGE Co-ordinator: Tel. 07761 425405

“The young musicians (NYGE) were really outstanding. The pieces played were diverse and complicated, ranging from beautiful to playful, and were all pulled off with great skill.”

Daily Info, Oxford


Quartet No.4 – Biberian

Great work, this…
Hopefully the other three will make it to the internet soon.

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Gilbert says-

I waited 35 years (nearly!) to hear this piece! Thanks to the marvels of modern computer, digital, technology now I can and I want to share this with you al, my dear friends. With the exception of a few significant changes the love-impact and the passage of time, the perspective that changes a little, perhaps…) the piece is as I wrote it. Let me know how you like it. It is subtitled Aronne, and this is reflected in the emotion and structure of the piece. It IS the emotion of the piece. Possibly, my age…