Month end of February 2019 sees a treat for South African Music Lovers when two generations of Guitarists Faceoff in “a musical adrenalin” fuelled evening of Pop, Flamenco and Finger-style guitarists. GUITAR WIZARDS - Featuring celebrated international award-winning South African Guitar duo CH2 and special guest from Poland- the teenage whizz kid MARCIN PATRZALEK kicks off its South African Tour at the Joburg Theatre on the 28th February for four shows before moving on to the National Arts School Festival, across the way, on The Premises of The National School of arts. This performance on the 6th March is preceded with a guitar workshop that all are welcome to attend. The show then moves to the newly refurbished Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria and concluding this whistle-stop tour at the glorious Paul Cluver wine estate on the 9th March.
18-year-old MARCIN PATZRALEK is pure Guitar dynamite. This young finger-style Guitarist hails from Poland and is best known for his internet breaking, with Millions of views, of his special interpretations on Guitar of the Entire Beethoven 5th Symphony and his exuberant take on everything from Metallica to Ed Sheeran. A multi-dimensional style of acoustic guitar playing played by a reborn master. Elder-statesmen of the nylon-stringed Guitar in South Africa CH2 needs little introduction.
For the past decade and a half since the group was founded by Corneille Hutten they have produced 12 hit albums and an award-winning DVD showcasing a full symphony orchestra, and have garnered multiple SAMA and Ghoema awards. They are well known for their fiery Flamenco performances in “Spanish Fire“ with the Montoya Spanish Dance Company and their recent debut with Afromenco featuring Cito (Wonderboom) at the Oude Libertas Amphitheater in Stellenbosch.
Speaking from Freezing Poland, young Marcin said: “I’m counting the days to travelling to Africa for the first time. It’s been a long cold winter here and I am looking forward to meeting all South Africans and sharing my music with them. This is a dream come true for me and I feel honoured to share the stage with CH2- who are, on another level”.Corneille Hutten of CH2 added: “To be able to perform with a guitarist of Marcin’s calibre is always mind-blowing. When you have practised 50,000 hours in your lifetime, you have a pretty good “excuse” to be great. Marcin is only 18….. It has to be born within him! His playing and arrangement skills and interpretation of music is world-class. The stages are going to BURN!!!!!!! GUITAR WIZARDS is the first in a series of Concerts under this umbrella moniker that will host a special guest who will show off their diversity and collaborate with CH2, and its hoped to host international performers at least twice a year going forward.
This show will be Ninety minutes of everything expected and loads of unexpected treats such as Metallica, Beethoven, Gypsy Kings, Folk songs and thumping own composition from both CH2 and the whizz kid Marcin.Show and times Tickets from R180 to R250
Joburg Theatre Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 2nd March Nightly at 8 pm. With a Saturday matinee at 2 pm. Book at Webtickets
National School of Arts Festival 6th March - Workshop 3 pm Show 7 pm.
(Tickets with workshop R150) Book at Webtickets
Atterbury Theatre 8th March at 8 pm. Book at itickets
Paul Cluver Amphitheatre Cape Town gates open 4.30 pm show at 7.30pm.
Picnic hampers welcome but no BYOB. Delicious Paul Cluver wines are available.
Book at Webtickets.