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Renata Arlotti was born in Italy and began studying classical guitar in her home town of Sassari, before continuing in Milan under the guidance of Professor Lorenzo Micheli. She continued her studies with a Bachelors Degree at the Conservatoire de la Vallée d’Aoste, graduating in 2011 with highest honours.
In 2013 she graduated at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, in the class of Lorenzo Micheli with a Masters in performance. In the same year she was invited to play at the XVIII meeting of the International Conference on Guitar in Alexandria. In 2013 she was admitted to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is currently attending a Masters Course in performance with Professor Michael Lewin.
Kevin Loh, recipient of the 2010 HSBC Youth Excellence Award for Musical Excellence, was talent scouted by The Yehudi Menuhin School via his YouTube Channel when he was 12 and was awarded a grant by The Rolling Stones to study at the prestigious music school.
Since then, his extraordinary musicality has won him international accolades. In 2012, Kevin took first prize at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Youth Competition. In 2013 he premiered Bernard Tan’s Guitar Concerto with Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014, he was awarded the first prize at Andres Segovia International Youth Guitar Competition in Germany, amongst fifty participants from more than thirty countries. Kevin has also played in international guitar festivals, such as the Malaysia, Calcutta & New Delhi International Classical Guitar Festivals.
This September and October sees a packed programme of gigs which showcase the finest international and local artists. From Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations and pop icons Heaven 17 to local stars Field Music and Brazilian hip hop activist Billy Saga, we have your musical taste...
North East Guitar Festival returns to Sage Gateshead with a line up of top guitar players in every style, new commissions, international artist debuts, foyer events and the Young Artist Platform. Expect classical, world, rock, roots, Flamenco and more- the guitar is the most accessible and...