Guitar Wizards with CH2 and Marcin Patrzalek will bring three of the most exciting axemen together for concerts in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in March 2019.
Guitar Wizards is a concept, created by Corneille Hutten of the award-winning, proudly South African guitar Duo CH2. The idea is to fuse various guitar styles from flamenco to finger-style guitar playing, all played with precision on acoustic guitars.
First off in the Guitar Wizards series will be very special guest all the way from Poland – wunderkind and international sensation, 18 year old Marcin Patrzalek. The programme will be filled with popular takes on the music of Metallica, Michael Jackson and more, as well as compositions by CH2. The evening will also contain some signature classic guitar pieces like the theme of the Adagio movement of the Concerto de Aranjuez and Asturia.
CH2 has been playing for the past eighteen years in South Africa. Winner of multiple SAMA and Ghoema Awards, they have produced 11 albums, including the best-selling Grammy entry Ping and their most recent offering Insomnia – The Chapel Master.
Made up of Corneille Hutten and Leon Gropp, the duo showcase what can be done on only two classical guitars, creating a very exciting instrumental pop sound whilst mimicking drum sounds and bass guitar all at the same time. Keep pushing the instrument into genres it is not known for.
About Marcin Patrzalek
Marcin Patrzalek is an 18 year old Polish fingerstyle guitarist and winner of the biggest Polish TV talent show Must be The Music. Marcin is well-known for his guitar arrangements and compositions which gather millions of views online.
His music background began with classical guitar, which he started playing at the age of 10. He won many classical international competitions including the Joaquin Rodrigo Festival. He then became interested in flamenco music, studying it under the guidance of Spanish virtuoso Carlos Pinana. Shortly afterwards, he discovered yet another style – acoustic Fingerstyle. It was the style he reckoned most exciting and fitting for his approach to music.
Patrzalek’s attention-grabbing debut album was released in 2016, and he is the author of many compositions and arrangements. Speaking from his home town of Kilce, in Poland Marcin said: “I’m extremely excited to have an opportunity to be part of the Guitar Wizards project. See you soon!”
Tickets are from R 220.00
Dates: 27 Feb to 2 March 2019
Venue: The Fringe at Joburg Theatre
Date: Friday 8 March 2019
Venue: Atterbury Teater
Date: Saturday 9 March 2019
Venue: Paul Cluver Amphitheatre, Elgin