Nassau Music Society Hosts An Evening of Classical Guitar

Wednesday 10th, October 2012 / 21:03 Published by

Nassau Music Society – An Evening of Classical Guitar: Featuring Philippe Loli & Leopold Giannola.
Friday, October 26th, 2012 – 8:00 PM – St Paul’s Church Hall Lyford Cay,
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 – 4:30 PM – Government House

The Nassau Music Society will begin its 2012-2013 Season with two evenings of classical guitar featuring Philippe Loli and Leopoldo Giannola from Nice and Monaco. These concerts are under the patronage of His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of The Bahamas.

Philippe Loli has given many concerts world-wide: several tours in Asia (China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan), in the United States (Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Miami, New York,…), and all over Europe in prestigious events and places (Berlin – Philharmonie; Córdoba – Festival International de Guitarra; Paris – Festival de Guitare de Radio France, London – Wigmore Hall; Venice – Theatre la Fenice, etc.).
A guitar virtuoso, Philippe plays a classical repertoire from Johann Sebastian Bach to Heitor Villa-Lobos. As ainger-songwriter, he is interested in all styles of music, from classical to film music. In 2000, he presented and performed his “Concerto Azzurro” with strings,with the Scala di Milano soloists.

After recording a first CD with John Mc Laughlin entitled “Time Remembered”, Philippe Loli participated in “The Promise”, consisting of a few big names: Paco de Lucía, Al di Meola, Sting,… and most recently in the Concerto for two guitars “Thieves & Poets” with Victoria Mulova, Paul Meyer and the Orchestre del Pommerigio Musicale. Among the many CDs he recorded as a soloist the “24 Caprichos de Goya” by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco recorded live in public and at a world premiere is to be particularly remembered.

Philippe Loli is currently Professor of guitar at the Academy of music where he studied with maestro Pier Domenico Amerio, disciple of Andrés Segovia.

Leopold Giannola studied Jazz at the Ecole Superieur de Siena in Italy. He records with and is part of different Jazz and Pop Rock groups with Caligagan, Neuma, and Marjorie. He plays frequently with Philippe Loli and Zhang Zhang, violinist in the Orchestra Philharmonique de Monaco.

Messieurs Loli and Giannola will hold a free Master Class for guitarists on Saturday, October 27th at 2PM-4PM at the Alliance Francaise, Ocean Place, Cable Beach. Persons wishing to either perform or attend should contact Italia Watkins-Jan before October 23rd at 327-4145 or We encourange young musicians and music lovers not to miss this opportunity.

The Nassau Music Society’s concerts are sponsored by Société Générale Private Banking, Pictet, Royal Star Assurance and Colina Insurance Limited without whom none of these community efforts and outreach would not be possible. Special thanks also go to and Classical 98.1 FM for their continued media support and private and individual donors and members who make these events possible yearly.

Tickets for the concerts may be reserved now at:
Box Offices will open 10 days before the concerts at the following locations: Custom Computers, Cable Beach Shopping Centre; Logos Bookstore Harbour Bay Shopping Centre; and Moir & Co., Lyford Cay Shopping Centre.

Tickets: Members: $25; Non-Members: $35; Students with valid id: $10. Tickets cost an extra $5 if purchased at the door.

Proceeds toward the Nassau Music Society’s scholarship fund.

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