Mexican guitarist to perform in Harare

After a successful debut in Zimbabwe in 2006, and several return performances in Harare and Bulawayo over the succeeding years, Szymanski recently came back in the country for the Bulawayo Music Festival that ended recently and has taken the opportunity to drop another recital for his Harare fans.
Szymanski was born in Mexico City in 1979 and later studied at the Royal College of Music in London and at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam, graduating with first-class honours in 2004.

Szymanski became the first guitar soloist to be selected by Britain’s prestigious Young Concert Artists Trust and has won a number of classical music prizes at competitions and festivals.

He has performed at recitals in Europe and North America. He has also recorded several popular albums over the past years.

On Sunday he will perform works by Fernando Sor, Manuel M Ponce, Julio Cesar Oliva, Francisco Tarrega, Miguel Llobet and Isaac Albeniz.

Meanwhile, rock music fans are of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s features in the new musical show on stage at Harare’s Reps Theatre. Entitled The A-Z of Rock, the show features a live band and singers performing rock hits from performers ranging from Queen and Alice Cooper to Bryan Adams and Green Day.

The musical, directed by Mario Ciampi –– who has had hits with shows like Do U Wanna Rock and Do U Wanna Country Rock –– runs until Saturday June 9.
Performances are at 7pm Wednesday to Saturday nights, with additional matinée performances on both Saturdays at 2.30pm. –– Staff Writer.

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