Morgan Szymanski and Laura Mitchell
Dowland: Four Songs
Roth: Three English Folk Songs
Roth: Chinese Gardens
Ponce: Three popular Mexican Songs
Rodrigo: Three Spanish Songs
Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Albéniz: Suite Espaňola: Asturias
De Falla: Five Spanish Folk Songs
Described as ‘a player destined for future glories’ (Classical Guitar Magazine) Morgan Szymanski has been highlighted as ‘One to Watch’ by both Gramophone Magazine and the BBC Music Magazine. Morgan Szymanski was selected as a finalist for the ‘Outstanding Young Artist Award’ by MIDEM Classique/IAMA.
Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan Szymanski started playing the guitar at the age of six. Early studies led to a scholarship to study under Carlos Bonell and Gary Ryan at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, graduating in 2004 with first class honours. He went on to become the first solo guitarist to be selected by the Young Classical Artist Trust and was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the RCM, where he completed his Master’s degree with distinction.
A top prize-winner at international competitions, Morgan won first prize at the National Guitar Competition in Mexico. Performances as a soloist and with orchestras have taken him all over the world. He is included in the Mexican Foreign Office publication “El Mundo en las Manos” for his contribution as an ambassador of music and Mexican culture overseas. In recent years Morgan has given recitals at many major UK venues and festivals including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Royal Opera House, appearing as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, and the Coro de Madrigalistas de Bellas Artes in Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes.