Fabio Zanon's reputation guaranteed a full house at the Regis School of Music two weeks ago.
Just as Graham Devine played first few bars on his guitar it was obvious we were listening to a very special player. His programme opened with several sonatas by Scarlatti.
On a beautiful Saturday evening, the Regis School of Music hosted a well-attended concert of Flamenco. Ramon Ruiz, as the programme noted, is a player whose Flamenco encompasses a diversity of styles,
The notion of a Spanish guitarist playing an all Spanish programme might lead you to expect some additional insight into the music, some extra historical and cultural perspective denied to other players.
Rarely have I heard such a divided audience reaction than for the Galina Vale concert. In short, the two extremes of the views heard were - prodigious musical skills marred by a sometimes bizarre theatricality which some loved and others hated.