James Grace will performing with Christopher Duigan at venues in KwaZulu-Natal this month.
Durban - Royal College of Music in London graduate James Grace is bringing his talents to Kloof and Pietermaritzburg in three Music Revival concerts.

At the college, he had been a Foundation Scholar with Carlos Bonell and upon graduating became the first guitarist in the history of the college to receive the Tagore Gold Medal, an annual award presented to the most outstanding student.

The popular guitarist then embarked on a two-year Qatar interlude at an international music centre in the oil-rich Gulf country.

He said each of the Gulf states had its own musical language. “It’s rhythmically-based and more improvised.”

Tomorrow he will join forces with pianist Christopher Duigan at the Tatham Art Gallery at 3pm tomorrow; Casa Mexicana at 35 Montgomery Road on Tuesday, February 21 and at St Agnes Church in Kloof on Thursday, February 23.

The programme will include duo arrangements and improvisations on classic melodies, jazz standards, Latin milongas and Spanish fiestas.

Fans can expect to hear Fields of Gold, Tico Tico and Duigan’s own composition, Indigo.

Tickets for the concert at the Tatham Art Gallery are R80. Booking is preferred. E-mail [email protected] or SMS or WhatsApp Music Revival at 083 417 4473.

Secure parking is available next to the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg.

Cafe Tatham will be open for lunch. Booking is essential at 033 342 8327.

Tickets for the concert at Casa Mexicana are R150, including wine and refreshments from 7pm.Booking is essential via e-mail at [email protected] or through SMS and WhatsApp at 083 417 4473.

Tickets for the St Agnes Church concert are R100 including refreshments at interval. Booking is essential via e-mail at [email protected] or through SMS and WhatsApp at 083 417 4473. Alternatively call the church at 031 764 2037. Secure parking is available.

Please include your contact numbers in all bookings.

For more information about the concerts go to http://www.musicrevival.co.za/