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The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble performs music from traditional Spanish and Latin American guitar music to popular classics and easy listening standards.

The wide ranging repertoire is enhanced by the use of specialist guitars which reflect the breadth of the traditional string ensemble instruments – the baritone and contrabass adds depth and richness to the sound similar to the double bass, the standard guitar is akin to the cello, the requinto like the violas are versatile and used to create harmony, and the octave gives a brightness and clarity similar to the violin. Much of the music played on these specialist instruments is arranged by the Group’s musical director Sandra Dukes.

Over the years the Ensemble has been extremely fortunate to perform alongside and be coached by some of the UK’s finest players, including: Eden/Stell Duo, The Vida Quartet, Gary Ryan, The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Craig Ogden, Appassionata Trio and The Segovia Trio.  Playing with these hugely talented and successful guitarists is incredibly inspiring for all members  and the group continues to win prizes at many music festivals and even reached the regional finals of the National Youth Music Festival. At the International Guitar Festival (GOFI) in Frankfurt, Germany the Corinium Players won the Audience Award with their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody and Return to Sender.

Being part of the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble exposes the players to many opportunities. Members have played for the National Youth Guitar Ensemble and some members have gone on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College London.

The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble perform a wide variety of music from the 13th Century to Latin American rhythms, warm romantic melodies to popular modern music, and are delighted to have been asked to perform at Tetbury Goods Shed

Adults £7 – FREE to Under 14 years

“I have always enjoyed working with the Corinium Players. They are a great young guitar ensemble, one of the best I have heard. Their concerts feature a wonderful variety of different styles of music and give young players an excellent opportunity to develop their ensemble playing.”

Gary Ryan

“A new generation of young Guitarists who know how to communicate listen and play their music in a totally compelling and original way.”

Christopher Stell – (Eden/Stell Duo)

“Young guitarists fortunate enough to be part of the Corinium Players under Sandra Dukeshave one of the very best musical, educational and social experiences available to any young musician in the UK.”

Craig Ogden

“The Corinium players always put their heart and soul into their playing. Working with them it has been hugely rewarding and great fun.”

Vincent Lindsey-Clark


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