Friday 20 January, 6:45pm
Raising funds for material aid to Cuba
The concert celebrates the 53rd anniversary of the Cuban revolution and all proceeds will be donated for sports equipment for Cuban youth, in the year of the 2012 London Olympics. The donation will be presented during our solidarity brigade to Cuba in February 2012.
Nearest tube: Warren Street
Eralys Fernandez – piano
Eralys studied piano at the Guillermo Tomas Music Conservatoire, the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and the Higher Institute of Arts in Cuba. In London she completed a Masters in Advanced Performance (piano and harpsichord) at the Royal College of Music, and a postgraduate course in harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Eralys’ repertoire includes early music, classical, latin jazz and flamenco. She is also an arranger and composer and in 2010 she released an album, An Afternoon in Havana, to critical acclaim. Click here to read more about Eralys Fernandez
Ahmed Dickinson - guitar
After graduating in Cuba from the Higher Institute of Arts, Ahmed came to England to study with Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell at the Royal College of Music. In 2006 he undertook further studies with Robert Brightmore at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Ahmed specialises in a repertoire by Cuban composers, from classical works to the more contemporary ‘filin’ movement. In September 2011 he launched his fifth release, Latin Perspective with the Santiago Quartet. The album features music by Leo Brouwer, Javier Alvarez and Miguel del Aguila. Click here to read more about Ahmed Dickinson
Emma Blanco - violin
Emma graduated from the Royal College of Music, where she was a co-leader with the National Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra. Her repertoire ranges from classical and chamber to contemporary Latin and Cuban music. Since 2008 Emma has collaborated with Cuban musicians. Performing with Ahmed Dickinson and Hammadi Rencurell as Trio Mestizo, she released her first album, The Havana Suite, in 2011.
Neus Guiu - piano
From Tarragona, Catalonia, Neus graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Bacelona in 1999. After a postgraduate degree in piano and accompaniment in the Netherlands, Neus came to the Royal College of Music in London, where she gained a Masters in accompaniment in June 2008. She has performed both as soloist and accompanist in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
Sarah-Jane Lewis - (Mezzo-Soprano)
Sarah-Jane graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in 2009. Her oratorio repertoire includes Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Rossini and Dvorak.
Sarah Jane’s opera chorus work includes work for the Classical Opera Company in Cosi Fan Tutte and for Kenneth Branagh in the film version of The Magic Flute. In September 2011 Sarah-Jane began a Master of Arts programme at the Royal Academy of Music.
Organised by Rock Around the Blockade
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