Sunday 12th November at 3.00pm
Fabricio Mattos - Classical Guitar
Carl Friedrich Abel (Köthen, 1723 – London, 1787)
Prelude in Dm, for viola da gamba
(Transcribed by Fabricio Mattos)
Johann Sebastian Bach (Eisenach, 1685 – Leipzig, 1750)
Prelude in C, from Well-Tempered Clavier
(Transcribed by Fabricio Mattos)
Luigi Legnani (Ferrara, 1790 – Ravenna, 1877)
from ‘36 Capricci, op. 20’
I. #05, in D II. #22, in Cm III. #36, in E
Mauro Bonelli (Genova, 1967)*
I. Tribale II. Elettrico III. Idiomatico
Václav Matějka (Choceň, 1773 – Vienna, 1830)
Franz Schubert (Vienna, 1797 – Vienna, 1828)
(arranged by J. K. Mertz)
Fernando Sor (Barcelona, 1778 – Paris, 1839)
Introduction & Variations on a theme by Mozart, op. 09
*dedicated to Fabricio Mattos
Fabricio Mattos, 19th-century guitar
(J. G.Stauffer, Legnani model. Replica by Heehong Kim, Korea)
Fabricio Mattos was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and began his musical life at the age of six playing percussion instruments at carnival parties with his father, saxophonist Elio Mattos. After studying the flute, violin, and choir, he took classical guitar lessons with Dirceu Saggin, and afterwards with Luiz Cláudio Ferreira at School of Music & Fine Arts of Paraná. Mattos graduated with Distinction from the Masters of Music-Performance & Research programme at the Royal Academy of Music, London, having received full scholarship from that institution to realize his work. At RAM he had instrumental tuition from Michael Lewin, Timothy Walker, David Russell, Fabio Zanon, and Julian Bream, and developed his research on gestural processes in the performance of music by Toru Takemitsu. Fabricio Mattos is currently a PhD student at the Royal Academy of Music, researching the history of performance spaces and new setup possibilities for artistic performance in open spaces.
Mattos is a musician deeply committed in finding new paths for music performance in 21st century. He has collaborated with dozens of composers, performers, poets, dancers, and other artists of many nationalities, backgrounds, and styles over the last few years, adding in quantity and quality to the present and future of guitar performance. Recently Fabricio Mattos has only been involved in essentially collaborative projects; this attitude generated a healthy artistic output that could only be achieved through serious, creative, and passionate work in collaboration with other creative artists. The most impressive results of such artistic view came with the creative enterprise WGC-Worldwide Guitar Connections, founded in 2011. WGC has since contributed in numerous creative ways to expand the possibilities of artistic careers and music-making.
Mattos works as a practical scholar in musical performance, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in a great range of countries in five continents, from major music centres such as England, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States, to countries with rising concerts tradition such as China, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Brazil. He has launched many recordings, played numerous concert tours, and won prizes such as the worldwide acclaimed ‘Julian Bream Award’, which in parallel to his other personal projects in music-making helped him to reach an increasingly higher level of performance and research. Fabricio Mattos is also very much in demand as music teacher, working as a private guitar tutor in London and guest artist/lecturer in many festivals and academic institutions worldwide.