VIDA on Radio 3’s IN TUNE

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The VIDA Guitar Quartet will be at BBC Broadcasting House on Tuesday 10 September, featured on Radio 3’s IN TUNE from 4.30pm LIVE! Tune in and hear them perform LIVE and hear the interview.

Classical Guitar Magazine review Rhapsody

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Classical Guitar Magazine  (September 2013) have just reviewed VIDA’s new CD release ‘Rhapsody’. Here’s a few sound bites ….

“[Rhapsody] has been a universal favourite for decades and in this guitar quartet form is simply breath-taking.”
“… the VIDA guitar Quartet sparkles with a dynamism and sweet lyricism I’ve not yet heard in a guitar ensemble.”
“These arrangements are standouts for me; unique in conception and deserve to be heard wherever VIDA goes.”
“… the dances really are dances to behold; Terkische, a sort of tango, is so joyful it made this reviewer get up from his desk and give a little twirl.”
“… the VIDA Guitar Quartet have set a new precedent with ‘Rhapsody’; their recording is superb.”
“We don’t have a star rating at Classical Guitar Magazine, but here are five anyway; a ‘must buy’.”
“Part of the art of the guitar is ignoring and over-coming its inherent limitations as an instrument and exploiting these confines to the full: the best artists are always discovering new ways to do this and the VIDA Guitar Quartet have set a new precedent with ‘Rhapsody’; their recording is superb, please check out their concert schedule because experiencing a guitar quartet live does wonders for the soul. We don’t have a star rating at Classical Guitar Magazine, but here are five anyway; a ‘must buy’.”

VIDA GQ launch new CD at Purcell Room

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VIDA Guitar Quartet will launch their new CD ‘Rhapsody’ at the Purcell Room Southbank Centre, on Monday 22 April as part of IGF’s London International Guitar Series. VIDA will perform all works from the CD including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue, English Dances by Arnold, Scottish Fantasy by David Crittenden, and Adam Gorb’s Yiddish Dances. Click here for info.