MARK LEIGHTON, GUITAR
Thursday 16 June 2022, 1pm, Howden Minster
Free admission with retiring donations
Bach Lute Suite, BWV 998
Tárrega Capricho Arabe
Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Mark Leighton Lüftschloss
Tchaikovsky, arr. Leighton Meditation, Op. 72 No. 5
Gary Ryan Railroad (from 'Scenes from the Wild West')
Gary Ryan Rondo Rodeo (from 'Scenes from the Wild West')
Classical guitarist Mark Leighton graduated with first class honours from the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of internationally-acclaimed guitarist Craig Ogden, after receiving a scholarship in 2016.
In Mark’s second year at the RNCM he set up the Quartic Guitar Quartet, an ensemble focused on creating innovative arrangements of both well-known and rarely heard musical works – originally not written for guitar quartet. The group created audio visual recordings of their work.
Mark was recently awarded first prize at the Gordon Crosskey Guitar Prize.
Watch Mark perform Bach's Keyboard Concerto in D minor (arranged for guitar) with the Quartic Guitar Quartet