Soprano Laura Ruhí-Vidal and guitarist Maria Camahort present a captivating programme with a wide range of Spanish composers: from Lorca, Granados and Falla, to Toldrà, Mompou, and Gerhard. This journey comprises passionate flavours from the Iberian Peninsula, exploring the touch of seductive love, revenge and sorrow, with some insights of the Catalan traditional songs.
Laura Ruhí-Vidal and Maria Camahort have been working together since 2011 in many different occasions. Their first collaboration was at the UK Premiere of composer Feliu Gasull at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Other projects include the 2013 theatre production of Blood Wedding by F. García-Lorca (Silk Street Theatre, London), and the Maria Camahort Quintet, ensemble founded in November 2011 and that recently have launched the CD ‘Iberian Colours’ with Convivium Records International. With this ensemble, they have performed at some of the top venues and festivals, including St Martin in the Fields, The Forge, Southbank Centre, St James’s Picadilly, Kings Place Festival, Buxton Festival, Bath Guitar Festival, London Guitar Festival, Edinburgh Guitar Festival, Art in Action (Oxford), etc. In February 2015 they premiered their project as a duo, exploring repertoire formed by classical compositions and traditional songs both in Spanish and Catalan languages.
Their performances as a duo include The Forge Venue, The Cervantes Institute, the celebration of St George’s Day organised by Ramon Llull Institute (London), Girona Guitar Festival (Spain), Festival de Música Áureo Herrero (Ávila, Spain), amongst others.
With the folk characteristic sound of the guitar, the lyricism of the voice and the wittiness of the popular songs, Laura Ruhí-Vidal and Maria Camahort invite the audience to join in an inspiring journey through the different regions of the Iberian Peninsula.