West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon

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Russian Violinist Plays With Guitarists

Posted by admin on August 6, 2006

Russian violinist Tatiana Hazanova joined members of the Bognor-based West Sussex Guitar Club to play in Hotham Park on Saturday as part of the town's week-long music festival

With more than 130 members, the guitar club is the biggest and most active club for the classical guitar in the country. Tatiana's performance on the violin, accompanied by Sasha Levtov on the guitar, was a delight. Beautifully interpreted in both the soulful and spirited passages and perfect for alfresco listening.

Zoe Barnett (seven), one of the youngest members of the guitar orchestra, gave an exceptionally mature performance when she sang and played the guitar, accompanied by her mother and guitar teacher Linda Kelsall Barnett. Other local soloists included Patrick Sowden (10), Matthew Farrant (12), Ross Barnes (13), Francesca Gerard, Victoria Walker, Mitch Callow and mother and daughter Helen and Debbie Burford.

All their performances demonstrated the versatility and range of the classical guitar and were worthy of a larger audience. The musicians coped with initial problems with the outdoor sound system with great professionalism and Sasha Levtov invited people to come and listen to them again during their programme of concerts in the hall of the Regis School of Music in Sudley Road where they are based.