Vida Guitar Quartet
January 15th, 2019 7pm
Founded in 2007, the VIDA Guitar Quartet brings together four of the UK's most exceptional guitarists: Christopher Stell, Mark Eden (the renowned Eden Stell Duo), Amanda Cook, and Mark Ashford. The Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry and "unerring musical instinct" (Gramophone). VIDAʼs ability to "conjure up an orchestral palette of colour and effects" (Classic FM) combined with their "exquisite tonal and dynamic control" has firmly established them as a passionate and masterful ensemble who sparkle with "vitality and spontaneity" (Acoustic). VIDAʼs seemingly effortless sense of ensemble and their broad range of timbres and dynamics evokes "listening to an entire orchestra and not merely to four guitars. Thereʼs only one word for it: magic; (Gramophone).
Since forming in 2007, VIDA has performed to critical acclaim in major UK, USA and European venues. They are sought-after festival artists throughout the UK and Europe and in 2011 VIDA made their US debuts in Los Angeles (LMU Guitar Festival) and New York (Baruch Performing Arts Centre). In 2012 VIDA were artists in residence at CSU's Summer Arts program in Monteray Bay CA. Following on from their acclaimed debut CD, ʻLove, the Magicianʼ (BGS118) VIDA released their latest CD, ʻRhapsodyʼ in 2013 featuring works by George Gershwin, Malcolm Arnold and Adam Gorb.