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Evocations for Solo Guitar - Jacob Cordover

  • Melba Hall Royal Parade Melbourne, 3010 Australia (map)

In this enchanting program, international artist Jacob Cordover showcases the expressive nature of the guitar and its power to tell stories.

The concert will include works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Houghton, Losy and Brouwer.

Lunch Hour Concert Series

by The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne

Monday, 17 September, 2018
1:10pm - 2:10pm

Melba Hall, 
Royal Parade, 
Melbourne, VIC 3010

A sneek preview of Jacob Cordover playing a piece that will be performed during his tour. 

Jacob Cordover plays Golondrinas from Platero y yo by M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Arr. A. Cordover)

Jacob Cordover, soloist

Currently residing in Barcelona, Spain and enjoying a truly international career as both a concert and recording artist, Jacob Cordover “impresses with his intuitive musicianship and impeccable technique” (Leicester Mercury, UK). His “consummate artistry” (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia) has enticed audiences in over a dozen countries across four continents.

Mr. Cordover has appeared as soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony, the Arlington Symphony, the Garland Symphony, the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma” and the Orchestra dell’Accademia “l’Ottocento”, and his performances have “demonstrated how much poetry and feeling can be obtained from the guitar in the hands of master musicians such as Jacob Cordover.” (The Mercury, Australia). 

As a recording artist, Mr. Cordover has released three solo CDs to much critical acclaim; his most recent solo release Expresivo (Cala Records, 2016) contains some of the most well-loved and well-know Spanish and Latin American works for guitar alongside arrangements of popular songs and works from the world of jazz. Included in the Critic’s Choice Best of 2016 from the American Record Guide, Expresivo came highly recommended - "Even if you already have these pieces in other performances, Cordover’s have such a distinct and attractive personality that it will be worth finding."

What the Press Says:

"He has it all—technique, musicianship, inventive programming ... Even if you already have these pieces in other performances, Cordover’s have such a distinct and attractive personality that it will be worth finding."
          - American Record Guide (Nov/Dec 2016)

"Cordover is masterful in bringing out all the flavours here ... Cordover displays his broad musical interests on this album and the integrity with which he approaches each diverse piece is a feature. So there is something very personal in his playing. One understands his commitment to each writer’s musical intent."
         - Mandy Stefanakis, Music Trust (April 1, 2016)

"His technique is flawless, his expression tasteful and always interesting and moving.  This is simply the finest performance of Walton's Bagatelles I've encountered"  
          - American Record Guide, Jan/Feb 2014

"His interpretation of the Bach suite is one of the finest I have heard to date with superb phrasing and total mastery of the technicalities involved in playing this difficult composition." 
          - Classical Guitar Magazine, January 2014