Ben Wragg & Ahmed Dickinson Live : 1st April

Ben Wragg & Ahmed Dickinson will give a short performance of some works featured on their new CD of music by Piazzolla, De Falla, Bartok & Martin.

Recorded and edited by Gilead Limor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, this short album includes folk inspired music for violin & guitar.

130 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5LE
London, United Kingdom

Catch Ahmed Dickinson & Trio Mestizo on Radio 3's In Tune this evening - on air around 6.15 pm. (90-93FM or on DAB, or internet). Show 1700-1900. In interview regarding the upcoming Making Tracks UK Tour, and performing songs from the forthcoming album - Havana Suite due out in December.

AHMED DICKINSON CARDENAS - a sophisticated guitar virtuoso and true ambassador of Cuban culture, is one of the finest young performers of the Cuban Classical Guitar School.

Graduating a year early from Havana’s Superior Institute of Art with a first-class honours degree in Guitar, he moved to England in 2006 to commence lessons at the Royal College of Music. With the support of The Kramer-Chappell Scholarship and the Mad Hatters Club, he then undertook further studies for a Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

He has performed at numerous prestigious venues in the UK including the Wigmore Hall, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), St James’ Church Piccadilly, Kings Place, The Sage in Gateshead, and Bolivar Hall.

Festival appearances include The London Guitar Festival, Bolivar Hall and Bath International Guitar Festival among others.


BEN WRAGG - Described by the legendary Ruggiero Ricci as “technically and musically out of the ordinary…one of our most talented young violinists…one to watch” and praised recently by Musical Opinion Magazine for his “smooth creamy sound…majestically executed”, Ben Wragg has established himself as one of the UK’s most promising up and coming violinists.

Trained at the Purcell School, the Royal Academy of Music London and at The Mozarteum, Salzburg, Ben has appeared as soloist in major concert halls throughout Europe and Asia. These include a debut performance at LSO St Luke’s for his piano trio “Ibuki Trio”, televised performances in a UNICEF Gala Concert in Munich, and concert for HRH Prince Charles at St. James’s Palace, as well as performances and interviews for BBC Radio 2 and for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme.

He has won numerous awards and scholarships, including The Making Music Young Concert Artist Award, The Countess of Munster Awards, The Jerwood Foundation scholarship and The Concordia Foundation. 


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