A leading player in the field of guitar chamber music, for ten years Roland Gallery was leader of the English Guitar Quartet and a member of the Segovia Trio, which he founded in 1986. He is a frequent performer in various ensembles with flute, voice and string quartets, and has recorded Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Roland has played at London’s major concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and South Bank. He has toured Hungary, Israel, Australia, Canada and Germany. In 2004, at the invitation of the Venezuelan embassy, he gave a series of recitals and workshops in Venezuela. Well known as an arranger, Roland has produced over 300 arrangements and transcriptions, mostly for guitar ensemble and ranging from student repertoire to concert material. Over the years he has worked with many composers to enrich the repertoire of the guitar. Those that have specially written works for him include Martyn Brabbins, Tim Brady, Jim Harley, Stepan Rak, Jeffrey Sharkey, Roger Steptoe, Antonin Tucapsky and Arthur Wills. Over the last few years Roland has broadcast live on Radios 2, 3, 4, and Classic FM and appeared on television. He has worked regularly with the Royal Ballet and has appeared with them at the Royal Opera House, on tour and on film.
Vincent Lindsey-Clark is famous for his outstanding virtuosity in the performance of and composition for the classical Guitar. His compositions have been performed worldwide, notably by The English Guitar Quartet, David Russell, Craig Ogden Amanda Cook, Detlev Bork, Davis Owen Norris and The Agostino Duo. His compositions have been used extensively by the major exam boards of the UK and he is the author of two major guitar concertos. Vincent Lindsey-Clark is published by Montague Music Publishing in the UK and Les Produtions d’Oz in Canada. In 2003 he composed a piece for 100 young guitarists for a Gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London and in 2009 was commissioned to write the set pieces for the Beatty Guitar Competition in Washington DC. In that same year the very popular ‘Five Pictures of Sark’ were recorded by Berta Rojas.
As a performer he made his London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1983 and has since then toured extensively through Venezuela as a member of The Segovia Guitar Trio, the Hong Kong Guitar Festival where he regularly gives concerts and master classes, Sydney and New Zealand.. He has recorded 2 ground-breaking solo CDs. He regularly appeared at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with the Royal Ballet and Darcy Bussell. In February 2014 he attended the New York premier of his four-movement suite ‘Fiesta Americana’ performed by its dedicatee Berta Rojas, who’s recording of the work was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.
Roland made his Classical Guitar début Recital at the Sydney Opera House Broadwalk Theatre in 1988. Tours of Italy, England, Sweden and Mexico followed in 1989/90 during which he was Australia’s representative at Festival Cervantino in Mexico (’89). Roland was a founding member of The Sydney Guitar Quartet and in 1990 created the Paganini Project with some of Australia’s finest string players, most notably Hartmut Lindemann, the great German Viola player. Arriving in England, he gave concerts in the Philharmonic Hall with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and has played for most of the major Guitar Societies in England. Since arriving in the UK in 1998, Roland Chadwick has been hailed as a guitarist’s guitarist by the likes of John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel. His recordings with Steve Vai, Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull) and the English Chamber Orchestra are regarded as classics of their type. Other credits include: Mike Lindup – Level 42, Sir George Martin, Andy Sheppard, Alan Glen – The Yardbirds.
Roland Chadwick’s output as a composer has been prodigious and has ranged from works for Solo Classical Guitar, Art Song, Ballet (Bangarra Dance Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet), Experimental Jazz, Guitar Concerti to Prog Blues. His classical guitar music has been performed and recorded by singers; David Daniels (for Virgin Records), Sarah Poole for Prima Facie Records), Jayne Harris Sylvester, Guitarists; Craig Ogden, Cedric Honings, The Agostino Guitar Duet, The Sydney Guitar Quartet and the Sydney Guitar Trio.
Roland Chadwick is published by Bergmann Editions, Denmark.