Matthew McAllister - concert performer

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Re: Guitar Gems Blog!

Post by Praeludium » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:08 pm

Matthew McAllister wrote: [...]

I gave my first full Classical Guitar recital at 17. Quite a late starter!

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Matthew
Wow. 17 is late ? I'd be curious to know what's normal ?
I've never took part in any competition nor had the chance to play in a recital and yet I'm serious about music (and I'm 18. i really started too late.). So does my comrades of the conservatory I think.

Otherwise, very nice perfomance !
I liked the way you enchained the pieces - it reminds me Galbraith, who does that on his Bach CDs.
Cette dernière trahison m'a été également reprochée. Ce que je trouve à répondre, c'est:"merde aux conventions!"

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Matthew McAllister
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Re: Guitar Gems Blog!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:35 pm

Thanks Erik, Kurt and Praeludium, glad you enjoyed the blog and video.

I am finding it hard to keep up to date with all the bits and pieces of photography and flim from the various concerts I am doing but I have given myself some time off soon and I will have more memories from the road to share!
Praeludium wrote:
Wow. 17 is late ? I'd be curious to know what's normal ?
I've never took part in any competition nor had the chance to play in a recital and yet I'm serious about music (and I'm 18. i really started too late.). So does my comrades of the conservatory I think.
Good luck with your studies.

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Re: Matthew McAllister - concert performer

Post by charlesivey » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:47 am

Your technique and interpretations are so very outstanding I can only say "Thank you for sharing your music with us." I am particularly moved by your Sor: "Variations on a Theme of Mozart" because it is a signal piece for our instrument and you play it so well -- clean and expressive. I just watched and heard it again. Bravo!!! I love to anticipate each variation and as you reveal them in turn, it is fully satisfying. Again, Thank You.
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Re: Matthew McAllister - concert performer

Post by Matthew McAllister » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:55 pm

charlesivey wrote:Your technique and interpretations are so very outstanding I can only say "Thank you for sharing your music with us." I am particularly moved by your Sor: "Variations on a Theme of Mozart" because it is a signal piece for our instrument and you play it so well -- clean and expressive. I just watched and heard it again. Bravo!!! I love to anticipate each variation and as you reveal them in turn, it is fully satisfying. Again, Thank You.
Hi Charles,

Thank you very much for your comments, I am very happy that your are enjoying the various bits and pieces I have posted here and around the internet!

The Sor is an older video now, I still enjoy the piece very much and I think it may find itself back in a concert programme in the future!

Hope that we may meet at a concert in the future.

Best wishes,

Matthew

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Re: Matthew McAllister - concert performer

Post by charlesivey » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:41 am

Indeed, it would be a pleasure to see and hear you in concert. And, yes, the Sor piece is a worthy choice for any performer -- it does a great deal to show the range and versatility of the classical guitar, as you so ably show. Even the great one thought this piece was pretty special.
CI

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Blogs, videos and photos galore!!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:22 am

Hi friends,

The year is drawing to a close! It has been a very busy year full of concerts, travels, festivals, recordings, masterclasses and great music making!

I hope you all have a great time over the festive period and all the best in 2012!

Thanks for all your comments, topics and contributions here on the forum, I really enjoy catching up on all the latest guitar talk here and always try to post when I can.

I have taken the last few days to take stock of all the photos and videos from the last year and a few new videos stand out. I hope you enjoy them.

The wonderful Lament by Neil Gow in a beautiful new video from the Gitaarsalon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hf6_COsnn8

A soulful new ballad by Scottish Composer Peter Stewart.
'In Dance She Dreams by Peter Stewart' (Search Youtube for the title and my name!)

A few blogs from some special concerts and festivals also stand out.

Guitar Gems
http://www.matthewmcallister.com/post/1 ... uitar-gems

Kwakkel Jubilee
http://www.matthewmcallister.com/post/1 ... ee-concert

There is also a video on my website of the concert featuring all 6 guitarists! http://www.matthewmcallister.com

Aranjuez
http://www.matthewmcallister.com/post/1 ... erformance

A short video clip is also up on Youtube, simply search Aranjuez Finale and my name.


You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter on the links below.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-M ... 7781457081

http://twitter.com/#!/McAllisterpluck

Very best wishes,

Matthew

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Re: Blogs, videos and photos galore!!

Post by KeMe » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:25 pm

Thank you, Matthew, for directing us to your links. I found them very interesting. I especially love the YouTube performance of Neil Gow's "Lament".

Kay :sorride:
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Matthew McAllister
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Re: Blogs, videos and photos galore!!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:06 pm

Thanks Kay! Merry Christmas!

Matthew

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Re: Blogs, videos and photos galore!!

Post by kurt guitar » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:06 pm

Merry Christmas to you Matthew. Thanks for all of your contributions to the world of CG :)

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Re: Blogs, videos and photos galore!!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi Kurt,

Thank you very much.

I hope you are having a great time over Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

Matthew

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March Blog!!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:53 am

Dear Friends & colleagues,

I thought I would post my most recent blog here with links to all sorts bits and pieces and some upcoming events.

January and February have been a whirlwind of concerts for me with amazing tours in Mexico and Ireland. A great way to start the New Year!

Here is a link to some photography and a short blog from my January concert tour in Mexico with the Scottish Tenor Jamie MacDougall and Mexican Harpist Angel Padilla.

http://www.matthewmcallister.com/post/1 ... 820/mexico

The second tour of 2012 was a great contrast in climate with Aisling Agnew and I giving concerts and workshops in Northern Ireland for the wonderful Moving on Music Concert Promoters. Here is a collection of photos from the tour on our Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agnew-McA ... 3156658824


From Sarajevo to St Andrews with Peru in between, then a trip to the Scottish Borders before heading over to Austria ensures March is another busy month of touring and performing!

6th March ~ Winter Festival Sarajevo ~ Houses of the Armed Forces ~Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Agnew McAllister Duo Recital & Workshop

12th - 17th March ~ ICPNA International Guitar Festival ~ Miraflores ~ Lima, Peru.
Solo Recital & Masterclass

22nd March ~ Handel & Vivaldi ~ Younger Hall ~ St Andrews, Fife.
Concerto Performance - Vivaldi D Major with St Andrews Chamber Orchestra.

25th March ~ Kirkmahoe Concerts ~ Barony Church ~ Dalswinton, Dumfries & Galloway.
Agnew McAllister Duo Recital

29th March - 1st April ~ Hallein International Guitar Festival ~ Keltenmuseum ~ Hallein, Austria.
Agnew McAllister Duo Recital & Workshops

Follow me on Facebook for larger photo galleries and videos!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-M ... 7781457081

Follow me on Twitter for on tour insights and regular tweets!!
http://twitter.com/#!/McAllisterpluck

Thank you for reading and for your continued support. I hope you enjoyed the photographs and blogs and maybe I will see you at a concert soon!

I will of course post the concert details over on the Concerts section and I will take my trusty camera on tour with me and maybe I will have the time to muster up another Video Blog for you next time out!

Best wishes,

Matthew McAllister

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Short video Interview in Peru!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:58 pm

[media]https://youtu.be/SeyxssEWY2s[/media]

I met up with Australian guitarist Simon Powis at a guitar festival in Peru last week. Simon is the author of the excellent Classical Guitar Review website and he did a quick interview with me one morning in the hotel. There is a link to his excellent site below, he also gave a lovely concert during the festival.

http://www.classicalguitarreview.com/an ... ster/1599/
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Re: Short video Interview in Peru!

Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:59 pm

Like! :applauso:
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Re: Short video Interview in Peru!

Post by Linda » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:04 am

Like, also...love your playing.

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Re: Short video Interview in Peru!

Post by Matthew McAllister » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:54 pm

Thank you Erik and Linea.

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