24 januari, Witte Kasteel- Loon op Zand
25 januari, Cenakel Tilburg
EDEN-STELL GUITAR DUO – Mark Eden & Christopher Stell
Internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity the Eden Stell Guitar Duo have ‘breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar’ (Rotterdam Dagblad).
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a unique creative voice.
Likened to a ‘miraculous single guitarist blessed with an impossibly wonderful technique and an exceptionally delicate touch’ (The Observer) the Eden Stell Guitar Duo have been invited to perform at venues and music festivals around the world; including Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America and Australia, plus numerous radio and TV appearances on ITV, BBC and European and North American networks.
Mark Eden and Christopher Stell graduated from the Royal Academy of Music as recipients of the Principal’s Prize and the Julian Bream Prize, and continued their studies in Brussels with the Brazilian Guitar Duo, Sérgio and Odair Assad with the aid of a grant from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Soon after, the Duo were selected to perform for the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists’ Concert Series and won the South East Musicians’ Platform competition, giving them debut concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre where they have since become regular artists, performing at both venues for music organisations such as ‘Live Music Now!’, the Kirckman Concert Society, Classical Guitar Magazine, and the International Guitar Foundation.
“The Eden Stell Duo played to the max!” New York Times
“In every respect the performances and recording are of the highest quality. The Eden- Stell Duo are one of the best dubs around. This is a landmark recording on the guitar’s map.” Gramophone
“… utterly entertaining and absorbing but with a refinement that could also melt your heart.” Classical Guitar Magazine
“Mark and Chris play as brothers.” Sérgio Assad – Assad Brothers Guitar Duo
“Mark Eden and Christopher Stell have breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar … they do what a whole generation of guitarists haven’t – they communicate the music first and foremost … Here is the future of the guitar music.” Rotterdam Dagblad, Netherlands
“Their performance exuded such natural vitality and joy in their skills and rapport that I was hanging on almost every note … a riveting experience.” The Independent, London