carlos bonell news

UK recital confirmed for Pakenham, 9th September

Friday 9th September 2016 St. Mary's Church, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds 7.30pm
- Carlos presents "From Bach to the Beatles" including music from his Number One itunes album Magical Mystery Guitar Tour -
Please go to the Tour dates page for booking information.
Click on Read more to see concert leaflet.
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CARLOS' GUITAR SUMMER SCHOOL 25th-28th JULY 2016, NEAR LONDON

Benslow Music: from 25th - 28th July in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, near London. All players welcome of grade 7 upwards. An intense, full-on 3 days of solo and ensemble music, and thorough technical work-out!
**Still a couple of spaces available**

Alirio Díaz 1923-2016

Carlos plays tribute to the great Venezuelan guitarist Alirio Díaz who died this week. "A supreme guitarist, wonderful arranger, and a warm and totally engaging human being". Read the article here in the Blog page.

UCL GUITAR STUDENTS' CONCERT MONDAY 13th June

SPECIAL GUEST: HAYDN BATEMAN
plays Monk's Around Midnight, Torroba's Sonatina and music by Sor and Gangi
Monday 13th June 2016 at 7.30pm
**Admission free, no reservations required, just turn up**
Pearson Lecture Theatre
Pearson Building
UCL
Gower Street
London WC1H
Click here for location and map
Nearest underground: Euston Square and Warren Street
Free street parking after 6.30pm
Music for solo guitar by Falla, Gary Ryan, Scarlatti, Baden Powell and Villa-Lobos
Ensemble music includes Alec Templeton's Bach Goes To Town and music by Bach himself
- presented by students of the UCL Guitar Classes -

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Next term starts on Monday 12th September and ends on 5th December (12 sessions, with no classes on 24th October). UCL guitar classes, open to dedicated amateurs and professionals, are directed by Carlos Bonell.
Click here for more information
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The UCL Guitar Classes, London

Directed by Carlos the Monday classes are open to keen players of Grade 7 standard (or equivalent) and above.
Want to brush up your guitar-playing? Need to improve your technique? Like to play in a guitar ensemble? Open to dedicated amateur players and aspirant pros - just turn up any Monday. The last teaching week is on Monday 6th June, directed by Cassandra Matthews. You are welcome to the end-of-year students' concert on Monday 13th June at 7.30pm (see above news item for more info).
Next term starts on Monday 12th September and ends on 5th December (12 sessions, with no classes on 24th October).
UCL guitar classes, open to dedicated amateurs and professionals, are directed by Carlos Bonell.
Click here for more information.... Read more

UCL list of guest artists at end of term concerts

On the last day of term of the UCL guitar classes, you can play in a public concert shared with a special guest artist.

Click on Read more to see the list of previous distinguished guest artists.... Read more

Carlos Bonell's Guitar Summer School Mon 25 - Thu 28 July 2016

Carlos Bonell returns to Benslow Music in 2016 with a mid-week course aimed at guitarists of upper intermediate standard upwards (approximately Grade 6 and beyond). The deeply experienced Carlos, known the world over for his concert work as well as his teaching, takes charge, offering no more than ten classical guitarists the benefits of his wisdom and, of course, heaps of friendly encouragement.
For more info and to book your place: click here

GUITAR MAGIC

...is the title of Carlos' new album just released. For a track list and to pre-order click here.
Free mailing world-wide.

BACK IN THE USA

Carlos will be playing and teaching in a tour of Arizona with guitarist Brad Richter. Following the success of their concerts together, programmes in January include works by Brad for 2 and 4 guitars. The quartet includes two brilliant players of the younger generation from the Lead Guitar Educational Programme. Carlos will also be returning to teach at the Apache reservation in Arizona where the Lead Guitar Programme is developing a small group of highly talented guitar players.

THE CLASSICAL WORLD TOUR CONTINUES...

Carlos will be giving concerts in the UK, Spain and the Americas during 2016 including much-loved iconic music from his new album Guitar Magic

CARLOS BONELL GUITARS

- CARLOS BONELL GUITARS MADE IN SPAIN -
Carefully researched and developed for several years they are soon to be available in the shops and on the internet. Watch this space for further announcements.
Click on Read more to see photo of a Carlos Bonell guitar headstock.... Read more

A CONCERTO FOR GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA BY PAUL McCARTNEY

Carlos is helping Sir Paul McCartney with a concerto for guitar and orchestra that the ex-Beatle is composing. Over many meetings since the beginning of 2006 Carlos has been notating and pre-recording the guitar part at Sir Paul's studio in England.... Read more

DOWNLOAD ONLINE CARLOS' ARRANGEMENTS IN SHEET MUSIC AND TABS

Sheet music and tabs for solo guitar pieces recorded by Carlos are on internet sale sites' best sellers' lists. They are now available for download from Faber Music

Click on "Read more" to see full list of sheet music, and to see photo... Read more

**New:** GUITAR PLAYING SHOULD BE A STRESS-FREE ZONE

- I am writing these words from my New York hotel at 5pm. I have just arrived. I'm OK - but only just... -

Read it all here in the Blog page.... Read more

IT'S OFFICIAL: SCIENTISTS PROVE PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT!

- Also: an Apache Concerto, the best fish dish ever, and my week in Mexico -
Read it all in the Blog page.

RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUE STARTS IN YOUR HEAD

- first get the sound right, and dexterity will follow on from that -
Read it all here in the Blog page.

ESSENTIAL REP UNWRAPPED: JULIA FLORIDA BY AGUSTIN BARRIOS

- a man possessed, by a note obsessed -
Read it all here in the Blog page.

ESSENTIAL REP UNWRAPPED 1

- an insider's guide to Falla's Tombeau -
Read it all here in the Blog page.

CARLOS' YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Click on the Youtube icon here at the top and you will be transported to Carlos' very own channel, where you will be able to see and hear a selection of music from Bach to the Beatles as performed by Carlos.

ON YOUTUBE:

Carlos in video from Arizona Apache Tour, USA, with Brad Richter playing Guitar Duo III by Brad Richter.
Click on this link to view.

SEE RECORDING OF CARLOS ON BBC BREAKFAST TV

Click here to watch the 2012 recording of Carlos on BBC Breakfast TV talking and playing tracks from his Beatles' album Magical Mystery Guitar Tour.
After Carlos' appearance:
- The Magical Mystery Guitar Tour album went to number one in the UK itunes classical album chart -
- Here Comes the Sun went to number four in the itunes classical song chart -
- The Magical Mystery Guitar Tour album went to number eight in the overall itunes album chart! -

CARLOS GOES TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS!

On the same day of Carlos' appearance on BBC Breakfast TV the Magical Mystery Guitar Tour album went to number one in the UK itunes classical album chart.
Also:
- Here Comes the Sun went to number four in the itunes classical song chart -
- Magical Mystery Guitar Tour album went to number eight in the overall itunes album chart! -
The album is avalailable here at the Store page or on Amazon.

BRAND NEW PROGRAMME OF MUSIC BY RUSSIAN MASTERS

Carlos plays music by Koshkin, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky and Vassiliev on Saturday 10th May at the Isle of Jersey's Liberation Arts Festival.
See the Tour dates page for more information, here at the website.

PACO DE LUCIA: AN APPRECIATION

- Read it all here in the Blog page -

NOVEMBER 1963: THE MONTH THAT CHANGED THE GUITAR, AND THE WORLD, FOREVER

Read Carlos' latest blog here in the Blog page.
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Carlos is greeted by Dark Horse for his Lammas recital

On his return to Lammas Norfolk on 31st August for a recital Carlos is greeted by his old friend Dark Horse just in front of St Andrew's Church. Dark Horse was here last time too, and came up to say hello. Click on Read more to see photo.
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Carlos with Michael Nyman

Carlos met with composer Michael Nyman in Mexico City to play him Carlos' own guitar arrangement of music for the film "The Piano".
See the latest blog My Summer in Pictures for more pictures from an eventful summer.
Click on "Read more" to see photo... Read more

THE COMPLETE BLOG INDEX

Here is a complete index to all the blogs Carlos has posted since 2010, listed alphabetically by category. Happy reading!

Guitar Camp in the Jungle

- The joys and fears of a simple plucker as he braves the unknown -
"...dark thoughts disturbed my usually calm mind at the mention of prowling tigers..."
Read Carlos' recent blog here in the Blog Page.
Click on "Read more" to see new photo.... Read more

“inspired new arrangements of iconic Beatles melodies brought to the crossover appeal of classical guitar”

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Carlos Bonell is a guitarist of superb poetic gifts