St Andrews Church, West Dean£5
Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo have been described as performers 'with truly uncanny unanimity' (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph) and 'with astounding exquisiteness' (Paul Driver, Sunday Times). Julian and Dan first met studying at Birmingham Conservatoire where they both received First Class Honours and the Principal's Prize, continuing their studies with a joint Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London, graduating with Distinction and the Performance Diploma in July 2016.
United by a love of new and contemporary music, the duo have commissioned and premiered numerous works, including Michael Finnissy's Normal Deviates, Joe Cutler's Everyday Music and Mario Ferraro's On That Old Oak by the Roadside. The duo also have a long term collaboration with Ryan Probert, whose transfixing large scale works Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, Eight Views of the Four Seasons and The Fields Where Silence Has Lease (BBC commission) have been performed over thirty times, in concert halls, libraries, factories and schools. The complete set of Ryan's Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji formed the duo's debut CD, released in April 2016.
This public concert is also part of the West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival.
St Andrew's Church, West Dean (Doors Open at 5.40pm) 6pm start. £5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day)