Mark Ashford, Classical Guitarist
Friday 6th May at 7.30pm
Tickets:  Adults £5,  under 19 years £2.50

Mark Ashford is stunning audiences around the world with his unique lyricism and utter conviction to the guitar and its music.  He has performed at many of the UK’s most prestigious  music venues; performances have taken him to France, Spain, Italy, Finland, Holland, Hungary, Germany, Poland, U.S.A, Cuba and Barbados.

As a concerto soloist Mark has performed with many leading Orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Concertante and the Turin Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of such eminent conductors as Carl Davis, Christopher Warren-Green, Barry Wordsworth and Ignacio Yepes.

Mark has recorded nine CD’s including a recording of Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’  with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.  This led to a most successful promotion tour around the UK with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  His latest CD is with the Vida Guitar Quartet (Mark Eden, Amanda Cook & Chris Stell) entitled ‘The Leaves be Green’ with music by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Elgar, Dodgson and Bowers.  With the quartet he regularly tours the US and in 2015 they gave the opening concert at the Guitar Foundation of America in Oklahoma City. Mark regularly gives masterclasses at International Festivals and the leading Conservatoires of Music and he is currently head of guitar at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.  In 2003 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music having achieved distinction in the profession.