Member Spotlight: Andrew Duxfield

//Member Spotlight: Andrew Duxfield

Member Spotlight: Andrew Duxfield

In this new series we will be featuring achievements of various members at the Classical Guitar Corner Academy.

In this first installment of Classical Guitar Corner Academy Member Spotlight we’d like to introduce a lovely performance by member Andrew Duxfield. Andrew (Liverpool, UK) has been playing guitar for many years but he has only recently begun playing classical guitar. He’s been a member at CGC Academy for a bit over a year now. The video below is from Andrew’s first ever public classical guitar performance, given at the lovely Williamson Gallery in Birkenhead for Liverpool Classical Guitar Society’s Showcase Concert.

“Capricho Catalán” is the fifth of six movements of Isaac Albéniz‘s “España” (Op. 165, first published in 1890). These short salon pieces form almost a sort of Spanish dance suite, with an opening prelude and four Spanish dances that follow (a la old Baroque dance suites). Though the “Capricho Catalán” has the tempo marking “Allegretto” it is unlike the more virtuosic capriccios of the nineteenth century and the primary dynamic marking throughout is “piano.” However, it does maintain its dance-like character with the bass ostinato that recurs throughout.

 

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22 Comments

  1. Kari Conroy January 17, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    (Insert heartfelt and enthusiastic applause!). Job well done, Andrew. Superb experience. Fantastic venue. Lovely playing.

  2. Mark January 18, 2018 at 12:00 am - Reply

    A member for just over a year ?!?!?!?

    Wow!! That was awesome, Andrew. Thanks for sharing

  3. Richard Croad January 18, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

    That was a huge performance for first time in public, delivered with great skill and sensitivity. The applause was well deserved!

  4. Drew Burgess January 18, 2018 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Wonderful performance Andrew! Great playing and a terrific venue!

  5. Anne Flanigan January 18, 2018 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Thank you, Andrew, for sharing this beautiful performance!

  6. Linda Tsardakas January 18, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Amazing performance – Bravo, Andrew! I would have loved to have been there.

  7. Roger Ramirez January 18, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Awesome Andrew! Great job!

  8. RIchard Kordel January 18, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    What a great performance! This was your first? WOW!

    So, what do you play when you are not playing classical guitar?

    Richard

  9. Andrew Duxfield January 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments.

    To answer your question, Richard, I first played mainly electric blues/rock, then for long time focused on playing fingerstyle acoustic. Picking up classical guitar has really reignited my enthusiasm for the instrument, and now I don’t really play anything else.

  10. Jeff Peek January 20, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    An uplifting and exquisite performance-Bravo! Since you’ve not been playing the classical guitar so long, I’m wondering if there is something special in the Liverpool drinking water. Maybe the Beatles too…

    -Jeff

  11. Nick Trapani January 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Andrew, that was simply wonderful and especially inspiring.

    Nick

  12. Lissa January 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Very nice, congratulations Andrew. That was terrific. I appreciate how well fellow guitar enthusiasts listen so attentively.
    You played wonderfully-

    Lissa

  13. Steve Kuhn January 26, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Wonderful performance piece! Your committed practice time is evident. Thank-you!

  14. Mark Campbell January 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    A beautiful piece beautifully played Andrew! Thank you for sharing.

  15. Lynda January 27, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

    It’s all been said, eloquently – I can’t add anything else! Beautiful!
    Lynda Wilson

  16. Tim January 28, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    wonderful!

  17. Gino January 28, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Amazing performance Andrew! Your sound is great and you have a great sense of musicality! I look forward to hear more from you!

  18. Jonathan Davies January 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Great to see your boundless talent on public display again Dux. It warmed my heart to watch this clip.

  19. joannes February 14, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    what a nice performance with ( for me) unknown music.
    quiet, relaxed, flowing setting up a serene atmosphere
    thanks for sharing it here with CGC.

  20. Jill Woodford February 27, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Wow – you are so talented Andrew ! What a beautiful performance- well done!

    Best wishes Jill ( from Ormskirk! )

    • Andrew Duxfield March 18, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Hi Jill,

      Only just spotted this – many thanks! Hope you’re keeping well.

      All the best,
      Andrew

  21. Paul Hand April 8, 2018 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Andrew, excellent tone and a wonderful interpretation. Very well done indeed.

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