A village of culture and heritage at the heart of the Semple Heritage Trail
March 13th - 25th
The Friendly Festival
Widely regarded as one of the most exciting and talented Guitarists in Europe Matthew has been delighting audiences worldwide with his insightful performances and effortless presentation in a concert career spanning well over a decade.
Born in Falkirk and raised in the East Neuk of Fife, Matthew studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, with Allan Neave. Since graduating with BMus (Hons) in 2003, Matthew has enjoyed continued success and is a regular performer and educator at Classical Guitar Festivals and Concert Series worldwide.
Matthew has performed at major venues across the world such as The Concertgebouw Amsterdam, The Purcell Room & St Martin in the Fields, London, Teatro Britanico, Lima, The Sage, Gateshead, Cenart, Mexico City, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Eugene O’Neil Theater, San Jose and Dom Armije, Sarajevo to name a few. Matthew has toured extensively throughout North & South America, Canada, Europe and Asia both as a soloist and chamber musician, and has also produced an extensive discography with Natural Studio Records.
As an educator Matthew holds the posts of Classical Guitar Tutor and Lecturer in Music at the University of St Andrews & Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and most recently established he Classical Guitar Retreat which presents a residential summer course on the Island of Cumbrae off the West Coast of Scotland.
Matthew enjoys keeping in touch with fans and guitarists worldwide and has a very wide reaching internet presence, you can follow him easily on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
Celtic Collection Matthew McAllister
Scottish Lute Pieces - Anon (arr.Matthew McAllister)
Courante & Double
Wild Mountain Thyme - Robert Tannahill / Francis McPeake
Farewell to Stromness - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)
My Gentle Harp & Spatter the Dew Irish Trad (arr.David Russell & Gerald Garcia)
RSNO Brass Quintet
Mini Ouverture – Witold Lutoslawski (1913 – 1994)
Bach Suite – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Quintet – Malcolm Arnold (1921 – 2006
B R E A K 1 0 m i n s
French Collection Matthew McAllister
Pieces for Harpsichord - François Couperin (16681733) (arr.David Russell)
Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Les tours de passe-passe
Sarabande - Francis Poulenc (1889-1963)
Songe Capricorne - Roland Dyens (b.1955)
Gnossienne No.1 - Erik Satie (1866-1925)
RSNO Brass Quintet
Seikilos Epitaph (~200 BC)
Canzona Prima a 5 – Giovanni Gabrielli (1557 – 1612)
Dido's Lament – Henri Purcell (1659 – 1695)
As well as a few surprise items!!
RSNO Brass Quintet:
Chris Hart, Trumpet
Darren Moore, Trumpet
Andy MacLean, Horn
Dávur Juul Magnussen, Trombone
Andy Duncan, Tuba