Vida Guitar Quartet
Day 4 - OURENSE LYCEUM - 20:30 h

The VIDA Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry who share a passion for chamber music featuring Mark Ashford and Amanda Cook, both internationally renowned performers in their own right as well as Mark Eden and Christopher Stell otherwise known as the Eden Stell Guitar Duo, one of the most innovative guitar ensembles in the world.

Since forming in 2007, VIDA has performed to critical acclaim in major UK venues including Kingʼs Place (London), The Purcell room (London), The Sage (Gateshead) and St Georgeʼs (Bristol). They are sought-after festival artists throughout the UK, Europe and North America

In 2011 VIDA made their US debuts in Los Angeles and New York. They were artists in residence at CSU’s Summer Arts program in Monterey Bay CA in March 2012.

The VIDA Guitar Quartet has appeared on some of North America’s most prestigious stages for classical guitar, including the Long Island Guitar Festival and the Allegro Guitar Series in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Las Vegas.

They have been chosen as the keynote performers for the 2015 GFA (Guitar Federation of America) Annual Conference. 2017 marked the quartets debut in China as part of the Changsha International Guitar Festival.

In April 2013 following on from their acclaimed debut CD, ʻLove, the Magicianʼ (BGS118) VIDA released ʻRhapsodyʼ featuring works by George Gershwin, Malcolm Arnold and Adam Gorb. The next recording “The leaves be Green”, includes music by English composers such as Benjamin Britten, Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar. In Autumn 2017 a collaboration with Saxophonist Amy Green saw the release of ‘Bachianas’.With Bach’s Brandenburg concerto No.3 (the theme) and a collection of pieces directly inspired by Bach (the variations) this recording features composers such as Mendelssohn, Villa Lobos as well as two new works written for the quartet by Howard Skempton and Laura Snowdon.

VIDA are D’Addario string classical artists.