International Guitar Festival : Alexandra Whittingham – Lunchtime Concert

Spanish Guitar music at lunchtime – performed by youtube sensation Alexandra Whittingham

Alexandra Whittingham – guitar

‘An artist to shape the classical world’ – Classic FM

This young guitar genius is a youtube sensation achieving over 17 million hits for her evocative portrayal of the classic piece Capricho Arabe. Her unmissable event in the 2024 International Guitar Festival focuses on romantic pieces of the spanish guitar repertoire and will fill you with the dramatic flair and colour of spanish life.

After studying classical guitar, piano, jazz guitar and composition at Chetham’s School of Music for seven years, Alexandra Whittingham gained a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having been awarded first class honours and the Timothy Gilson Guitar Prize in 2019, she returned to the Royal Academy the following year to complete her master’s degree. She graduated with a distinction, a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (awarded for an outstanding performance in a final recital) and the Regency Award for distinguished studentship.

In May 2021 Alexandra released her debut studio album My European Journey, which explores the guitar’s great coming of age in nineteenth-century Europe. The album reached No.1 on the iTunes Classical Chart as well as taking first place on The Presto Chart solely through pre-orders before its release. My European Journey sees Alexandra’s passion for nineteenth-century music combine with a love of discovering lesser-known composers and bringing them into the spotlight.

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