Manchester Cathedral’s free coffee concerts are back!
We are thrilled announce a new season of free coffee concerts autumn 2023.
Manchester Cathedral's Saturday Coffee Concerts offer some of the free best concerts in the city, with talented musicians performing in a beautiful and friendly setting and followed by complimentary cakes and refreshments.
The Saturday autumn Coffee Concerts are as follows:
Saturday 23 September – 11am - Vincenzo Delli Noci
Vincenzo Delli Noci started his musical studies with the Maestro Antonio Baldari at the age of 10. After achieving the high school diploma in classical studies, he graduated with the highest honours in the class of Maestro Adriano Cirillo at the State Musical Conservatory "N.Piccinni" in Bari. Subsequently, he refined his musical development with the Maestro Roberto Cappello. After winning several piano competitions at national and international level, he has started a brilliant concert career as a soloist in various chamber formations and orchestra with the enthusiastic approval of the public and critics alike. He is a regular guest of the major Italian concert organisations and has performed in major European cities including Zurich, Vienna, Prague and Munich.
Saturday 18 November - 11am - Trio Chuva
Trio Chuva are a Manchester based folk/classical trio made up of Rafael Onyett (guitar) and Borna Kuca (guitar/mandolin), and George Burrage (double bass). Although a Manchester-based ensemble, Borna originally hails from Croatia, George from England and Rafael is of Latin American heritage. The result is an interesting amalgamation of varied musical experiences and cultures, and an overall desire to explore music from different parts of the world. This is reflected in a diverse mixture of classical and folk repertoire and even the exploration of different folk instruments, such as the mandolin.
Saturday 25 November – 11am – Galina Vale
Galina Vale was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, and is a classically trained virtuoso guitarist. Raised in a family of musicians, Galina Vale’s performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television. Her individualistic solo performances combine a charismatic stage presence and dynamic powerful playing style with an unusually wide ranging and technically demanding repertoire, including classical music, flamenco, arrangements of Latin American and East European folk music.
Galina has become a unique personality of the international guitar world. Very few female guitarists attempt both classical and flamenco genres, and her most recent recording also includes electric guitar. She continues to experiment in crossing of boundaries and musical styles.
Galina’s early influences included the female guitarists Maria Luisa Anido and Ida Presti. She has developed a dramatic guitar technique that owes more to contemporary flamenco and earlier styles rather than current fashions of classical guitar playing.