GUITAR FESTIVAL – Perroy & Pujol Trio – 4K

10340166_666396830075465_7602581529100756555_nBy Peter Maddern

The Guitar Festival kicked off its opening night entertainment with a concert in two distinct halves. The first belonged to French virtuoso Judicael Perroy. Armed with a borrowed three string romantic guitar, the 40 year old (though looking a decade younger) took us through a master class of his talent with compositions from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including all five parts of Bach’s BWV 997. The highlight however, as his explosion of black frizzy hair bowed to his fingers made their way up and down the neck like a frenzied spider, was Dubez’s Fantaisie sur des motifs hongrai,s an amalgam of Hungarian folk melodies with some more recognisable than other (especially if one isn’t Hunagrian.)

After the break, the Maximo Pujol Trio from Argentina devoted their hour to the music of Buenos Aires. Pujol looking very much the (Superior Guitar) Professor with light grey hair and darker grey vest was joined by the stunning Eleonora Ferreyra on bandoneon and Daniel Falasca on the double bass. The two highlights came in the middle with his composition put together in this country as a tribute to the Southern Cross and then The Grand Tango at Midnight, for which the trio were joined on stage by two dancers. The female half of this duo wore such dazzling sequins that most in the first few rows would have had cause to be somewhat blinded by their routine in a way this town has not seen since Oroton made their fashion accessories of the same type that in years gone by so ubiquitously adorned the arms of Adelaide’s social set.

Perhaps a strange way to present these two artists, especially as there was no overlap between them, but the night was was nonetheless a great success, much enjoyed by the amply filled Playhouse.

Kryztoff Rating  4K

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