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Thu, Apr 06



“Homage to Paganini and Beyond" FREE EVENT!

A classical guitar concert dense with various and contrasting emotions, much in the spirit of the legendary musician who got be known as “The Devil’s Violinist". With musical pieces from the 19th up to the 21st century.

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“Homage to Paganini and Beyond" FREE EVENT!

Time & Location

Apr 06, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT

Vancouver, Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

About the Event

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC,  in collaboration with the Institute of Italian Culture in Toronto & the UBC School of Music in Vancouver,  invites you to the recital by classical guitarist Carlo Fierens

“Homage to Paganini & beyond”

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 7.00 pm-8.30 pm (PST)

In person – Telus Studio Theatre – The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

University of British Columbia

6265 Crescent Road Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1

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About the event:

Described as “one of the most engaging artists of the guitar nowadays” (Ricardo Iznaola), Carlo Fierens will be playing music composed by Niccolò Paganini, the legendary Italian violinist who cherished and wrote for the guitar. The programme will also feature music inspired by Paganini, including compositions by the Romantic guitar prodigy Giulio Regondi, a pastiche written by the 20th-century composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Kevin Callahan’s contemporary “Red Fantasy,” whose sparkling brilliancy directly recalls the essence of Romantic music. The harmonious sounds of the classical guitar will guide us through a concert dense with various and contrasting emotions, much in the spirit of the musician who got be known as “The Devil’s Violinist.”

About the preformer:

Performer, musicologist, and educator, Carlo Fierens has won numerous prizes in international competitions (most notably the Alirio Diaz competition in Rome, the Indianapolis Matinée Musicale Competition, and the National Prize for the Arts in Italy). He has performed in many countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, and in prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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