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Event Series Event Series: Wanstead Fringe Music

A Journey into the World of Guitar – with Peter Black

September 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

£8 – £12

St Gabriel’s Church in Aldersbrook hosts a virtuoso guitar concert with Peter Black, featuring duets with Father Martyn. Be mesmerised by exquisite music from around the world from the Romantic Period to today, featuring works by Tarrega, Morel, Cardoso, Ferrer, York, Brouwer, Barrios, and much more.

Tickets £12,  students £8

All are welcome but the material will suit adults, classical music lovers and guitar enthusiasts)

Licensed bar available – there will be one interval.


Wanstead Fringe is excited to announce a very special concert. Come and be transported on a world tour of guitar music virtuosically performed by Peter Black. Peter is delighted to be performing in his home town for the Fringe, with profits from this concert going to St Gabriel’s Church Organ repair fund (a major refurbishment).

Peter’s recent concert performances around the UK have been spellbinding and serious music lovers are in for a treat. The concert will take you on an enchanting journey from the Romantic Period through to Modern Times with styles spanning Spanish Romantic, Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Calypso, Soundtracks, Popular Themes and his own compositions. Peter will entertain with scintillating renditions of works by Francisco Tarrega, Agustin Barrios-Mangore, Jorge Morel, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Leo Brouwer, and Andrew York. We are also excited to share that there will be several duets performed with Father Martyn who has had a love for the guitar for many years. Peter will also share insights and information along the way on the history of the guitar and the composers and musical styles performed.


Peter is a lifelong local to Wanstead and alumni of Wanstead High School. His love for music and guitar was inspired by his father who encouraged him to learn to play this beautiful instrument when he was a young child. He started performing at nine years of age and won a scholarship to Redbridge Music School soon after. Since then Peter has been immersed deeply in studying the guitar in its various guises. He has worked with rock and pop artists and studied the Electric and Steel String guitars, however his deepest passion is the Classical Guitar. Peter holds a classical music degree and a professional performance diploma with The Royal Schools of Music. His eclectic style reflects the fusion of his learning, which has also included studying Flamenco in the Andalusian mountains, Classical Guitar with a conservatoire professor in Paris, and authentic Latin music from working musicians in Brazil.

Among other TV appearances, he was a finalist in Sky TV’s Guitar Star where he gave an electrifying performance at Ronnie Scott’s. He has performed internationally in Spain, France, Monaco, Sweden, Germany, Morocco, Qatar and Dubai. He now performs regularly at venues like the Ritz and Claridge’s. He has worked with celebrities including Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffmann, and has performed for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Recent Highlights in 2023 include a performance for Princess Zara and Mike Tindall in Kensington Palace.

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September 16, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
£8 – £12
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Martyn Hawkes
07743 785884
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St Gabriel’s, Aldersbrook
12 Aldersbrook Rd
Wanstead, E12 5HH
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