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Dimitris Soukaras Young Musicians on Sunday



The young soloist Dimitris Soukaras combines in his programme the old with the contemporary, melancholy with brilliance, contemplative expressiveness with virtuosity. His selections compose a musical landscape rich in narratives, alternating between three different versions of the guitar: the romantic, for the lute transcriptions of works by Dowland and Bach; the classical, for the works of Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Asencio; and the electric, for Leo Brower. With fine studies at the Royal Academy of London and years of apprenticeship alongside great teachers, the award-winning guitarist and composer combines the sweeping vigour of his age with a deep knowledge of an instrument that belongs to more musical worlds and always excites the imagination for new creations, such as Brower’s work “The Oracle Circle”.



Dimitris Soukaras


Leo Brouwer: Paisaje cubano con rumba (Cuban landscape with rumba) (transcription: Dimitris Soukaras)

John Dowland: Mr. Dowland’s Midnight A Fancy, P 5

(transcript: Dimitris Soucaras, Michael Lewin)

J. S. Bach: Prelude from Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (transcription: Dimitris Soukaras)

Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco: Goya’s Caprice No. 18 “El sueño de la razón produce monstruos” (The sleep of reason produces monsters)

Erik Satie: Gnossienne no. 1

Gymnopédie no. 1

Vicente Asencio: Colectici intim

Leo Brouwer: El circulo del oráculo (The oracle circle) Dedicated to Dimitris Soukaras

First performance

Belle Chen: Anamneses (Anamnesis) Dedicated to Dimitris Soukaras, first performance

Dimitris Soukaras: Reflections of Corea (based on Children’s Songs No. 1 and No. 3 by Chick Corea)

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