Classical Guitar Concert by Icelandic Guitarist Ogmundur Thor
Beijing, 24 July 2012
Icelandic performing artist Ogmundur Thor Johannesson will give a Classical Guitar Solo Performance named after his most recent album Ocean without Paths - Icelandic music for guitar at the Penghao Theatre in Beijing at 19:30 hrs on the 3rd of August, 2012. The performance combines works inspired by folksongs, contemporary music and classical guitar themes.
Ogmundur Thor Johannesson was born in 1980 in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. He started learning classical guitar when he was 10. From 2000 to 2002, he studied classical guitar in Barcelona under the tutelage of Amaesson Amadou, Ricardo Jesus Gallen and Alex Garob Sadalo. In June 2008, Ogmundur graduated from Salzburg Mozarteum University of Music under the instruction of Marco Diaz Tamayo.
Ogmundur has won a number of honors and awards, including the 1st place in the 7th Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition held in Linares, Spain, the 2nd prize in the 2nd Agustin Barrios International Guitar Competition held in Lambesc, France, as well as prizes in Tokyo and Bangkok international guitar competitions. He performed at various music festivals and concerts including Nordic Music Days in Reykjavik as well as concerts and in Brazil, USA, Israel, India, Britain, Austria, Russia, etc. He received excellent critics for the Tíbrá Concert Series in Iceland in 2005 and 2008 from the Icelandic Morning Newspaper: “…Ögmundur is an astonishing guitarist”, “…technical security… emotional depth… convincing… with fire… guitarist of great expectation…” Ogmundur currently resides in Berlin.
Ogmundur is on a concert tour around China, which has taken him to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Beijing. The works played on Ocean without Paths - Icelandic music for guitar are inspired by the volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers and awe inspiring nature of Iceland and represent the unique charm of the Icelandic people and their country. The program has been recorded and presented worldwide.
The concert event will be held at the Penghao Theatre which is located at 35 Dongmianhua Hutong (south gate of the Central Academy of Drama, between Nanluogu Xiang and Jiaodaokou Nandajie), Dongcheng District. The concert event is to last for about 55min, and the ticket price is Adults 60, students and senior citizens 40 and the ticket includes one soft drink. For more information and ticket reservations, please call 010 64006472.