Duo Möller-Fraticelli Guest Artist Guitar Recital at Laidlaw October 15
Posted on October 14, 2014 by Keith Bohnet
Moller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo
Duo Möller-Fraticelli will perform a Guest Artist Guitar Recital on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Described as being "the unique fusion of the Swedish perfection and the Argentinian passion," Johannes Möller s close collaboration with Argentinean guitarist Laura Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression. Their emotional playing style as well as their strong connection and stage presence make their performances unforgettable events.
Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.
About the artists
Duo Möller Fraticelli have performed throughout Europe, North and South America as well as on radio and TV. The Duo have recently finished a recording with the works of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for the Naxos label. The recording is to be released in 2014. Additionally to the works of Mertz, their repertoire includes Argentinean tangos originally composed for guitar duo as well as their own original compositions.
The Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the GFA Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.
As a performer, Johannes’ artistry has reached well beyond the usual guitar circles. This was confirmed in March 2008 when he won the Dutch Vriendenkrans Concours while competing against performers in all instrumental categories. As a part of this award his name has been engraved on a metal plate that can be seen in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2009, he won a “European Guitar Award” for his guitar solo compositions.
Johannes has earned a Bachelor of Music with Honors from the Royal College of Music in London where he studied guitar with Gary Ryan and Carlos Bonell and composition with William Mival. He has received a Masters degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where he studied with Zoran Dukic. He also received a scholarship for excellent students from the Royal Conservatoire that allowed him to study privately with Pavel Steidl in Czech Republic as well as composition lessons with Dusan Bogdanovic in the USA. He completed a second Masters degree at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam where he studied guitar with Lex Eisenhardt and composition with Richard Ayres.
Being born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laura Fraticelli studied with Walter Ujaldón and Eduardo Fernández. The love for music gave her the courage to emigrate to Europe where she continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in Londona nd then later at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she was accepted in the class of the rename guitarist Zoran Dukic. She has been praised for her beautiful tone and passionate interpretations. "When Laura plays the guitar it sounds as if the strings are made of velvet. Exquisite and sensitive, yet distinct" (Vimmerby Tidning, Sweden)
Duo Möller-Fraticelli performed throughout Europe, North and South America as well as on radio and TV. The Duo have recently finished a recording with the works of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for the Naxos label.
On the program
Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
-Am Grabe der Geliebten
-Ich Denke Dein
Justo T. Morales (1877-1953)
Federico Spreafico (1871-1958)
A ti solita!…
Julio S. Sagreras (1879-1942)
The Night Flame
Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
Johannes Möller & Laura Fraticelli
Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.
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