Craig Ogden and Helen Thatcher

Sun 12 July 2020

Craig Ogden and Helen Thatcher

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

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Guitar and Cello

J Nin Suite Española

J Zenamon Reflexoes No. 6

R Gnattali Sonata for guitar and cello in three movements

E Granados Danza Española Op. 37 No. 5 Andaluza

A Piazzolla Cafe 1930; Libertango

Craig Ogden, one of the most exciting and extensively recorded guitarists of his generation, joins leading cellist, Helen Thatcher, to perform world-class music with a Latin twist. Ogden is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music, where he is now head of Guitar. Helen Thatcher is well known as a founder cellist of the Sorrel Quartet and the Erringden Ensemble. Their programme is an exploration of the repertoire for this instrumental combination, written by composers from all over the Americas. Joaquín Nin hailed from Cuba, Jaime Zenamon from Bolivia, Astor Piazzola from Argentina and Radames Gnattali from Brazil.