04 October 2015

Petros Andreou & Steve Dell

Petros Andreou

Petros was born in 1960 in Cyprus, but since the age of 6 months has lived in the United Kingdom. Petros started learning the Classical Guitar at the age of 9 and then the Bouzouki at the age of 12. He started playing the Bouzouki professionally from the age of 15. He experimented with transcribing classical music for the Bouzouki and found an authentic sound. He has performed the Vivaldi guitar concerto adapted for Bouzouki and has given numerous recitals as a soloist performing classical transcriptions. He has also performed his own compositions. He has performed twice at the Purcell Room of the Royal Festival Hall in London with soprano singer Soumaya Deeb, and was then invited to perform at the Auditorium Al Bustan in Beirut Lebanon in 2005 which proved to be a great success. Petros currently teaches both the Classical Guitar and Bouzouki; and performs on both instruments.

1) Robert De Visee - Suite in D Minor
2) Domenico Scarlatti - 2 Sonatas K.322 K.391
3) Villa Lobos - Preludes 1, 3, 5

                    19th Century Guitar

4) Fernando Sor - Minuet in C
5) Johan Kasper Mertz - Polacca

Steve Dell

Occasionally the guitar society's chairman feels a compelling duty to put himself in the hot seat and find out what it feels like!

Programme to be drawn from the following.

Folk Songs English Folk Song (Duarte) / Fair Young Mary (Scottish Air) / Spatter the Dew (Scottish Jig) / Glastonbury Fayre (Dell) / the Entertainer (Joplin) / Anji (Davey Graham)

Elizabethan / Baroque the Woods so Wilde (Byrd) / Can She Excuse (Dowland)  / Earl of Salisbury's Galliard / Air on a G String (Bach)

South America & Spain Bésame Mucho - Consuelo Velázquez / Como Llora Estrella - Antonio Carillo / Tico Tico - Zequina Abreu / Fandanguillo (Turina) / Soleares (Torroba)

France Pavane / Sicillienne (Fauré)

Pop / Rock / Movie themes Army Dreamers (Bush)  / Here, there and Everywhere (McCartney/Lennon) / The Crystal Ship / People are Strange (the Doors) / Broon's Bane (Rush) / Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence (Sakamoto)