Fri, 19 May|
Samuel Moore - Flamenco Guitarist
In this solo recital the distinguished flamenco guitarist, Samuel Moore, presents a diverse programme drawing on the many palos (musical forms) that shape the flamenco tradition. From the plaintive cry of laments such as soleá, to the powerful attack of dance forms such as bulerías, this is a conce
Time & Location
19 May 2023, 19:00
Oswestry, Chapel St, Oswestry SY11 1LF, UK
About The Event
The flamenco tradition was born in Andalucía and is a unique and highly compelling artistic phenomenon. Most commonly, baile (dance), cante(singing) and toque (guitar playing) are brought together to create a flamenco performance. However, due to exciting innovations in the 20th century, solo guitar concerts have evolved to become an equally dramatic artistic showcase.
Hailed as “A fantastic flamenco guitarist” (BBC Radio 3), Samuel Moore is fast establishing himself as one of Europe’s leading flamenco musicians. Since 2007 he has performed in venues across the UK, Europe and North America. Performance highlights include prestigious concert halls such as London’s St James's Piccadilly, alongside more intimate venues, such as Café Universal Jazz Club in Paris (France).
In solo recitals Samuel is known for presenting beautifully crafted flamenco guitar sets that bring to life the rich colours, rhythms and sounds of Andalucía. His extensive solo repertoire encompasses traditional flamenco forms, original compositions and masterworks written by flamenco legends such as Ramón Montoya, Sabicas and Paco de Lucía. Samuel’s distinctive performance approach places a particular emphasis on talking to the audience. His explanations of repertoire offer illuminating and thought provoking insights into the rich culture and history of flamenco. Through this, Samuel seeks to give his audiences a uniquely accessible and enriching concert experience, connecting them on a deep level to the music they're hearing.
In 2019 Samuel released his début album, ‘Guitar the Heart of Spain’. Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, ‘Guitar the Heart of Spain’ marked the culmination of Samuel’s unique collaboration with the classical guitarist Michael Christian Durrant. Currently Samuel is preparing to record a solo album ‘Flamenco Masters’, which is due for released in 2023.
As an educator Samuel currently serves as the principle flamenco guitar tutor at Arpeggiato School Of Music (Chicago, USA) and also works with private students each week via Zoom. Previously he served as ‘Course Leader for Flamenco Guitar Studies’ at the Instituto de Cervantes (2012-2017), the Spanish government’s international institute for language and culture. Other previous teaching posts include leading workshops at: The University of Cambridge, The University of Leeds and at Newcastle University. Furthermore, Samuel has also been a guest artist/clinician at International Guitar Foundation events and at Maestro Juan Martín’s annual International Flamenco Guitar Summer School in Ronda, Spain.
Samuel initially learnt his craft by working with the recordings of great flamenco maestros of the past and producing transcriptions of their pieces. During his early studies he also attended workshops led by the great Paco Peña. Subsequently Samuel became a one-to-one student of the world-renowned flamenco guitarist Juan Martín. This five-year apprenticeship (2015-2019) was funded by Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK. Notably, in 2019 Samuel was awarded a £10,000 Grant by Arts Council England allowing him to study in Spain for one year. The focus of these studies was to refine Samuel’s accompaniment skills with some of Andalucía’s foremost Gitano (Gypsy) singers, including the multi award winning Amparo Heredia ‘La Repompilla’ and Antonio Aparecida. Following this, Samuel studied for a further three years (2020-2022) with flamenco guitar maestro Grisha Goryachev. Samuel is an alumnus of Leeds Conservatoire. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz (class of 2013).
Samuel plays Kevin Richards concert guitars and is an affiliated artist of Bam Cases, DPA Microphones, AER Amplifiers, ErgoPlay, Abel Armrests and Shubb Capos. He is also a proud supporter of Laguna Taracea, a family-run artisan business based in the Alhambra Palace in Granada (Spain).
General Admission£14.00+£0.35 service fee