Andrew Gough





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Duo Mañoso

Piano & Guitar Duo

Central England Guitar Ensemble


Performance reviews:

"Gough's crisp technique and sensitive phrasing were brilliantly demonstrated."

James Simister, The Argus, April 2011

"Gough's recital featured music from 'Diffusion': a collaborative project between Gough himself and sound engineer Matthew O'Malley. 'Diffusion' explores composition by means of pre-recorded, multi-layered guitar tracks adapted for surround sound format. So with speakers positioned about them, the audience heard a dispersed audio image of music by Steve Reich, Gerald Garcia and David Carroll, all of which were being heard for the first time in this way (and for David Carroll a premiere on all accounts). Gough carried off the performances well, both he and O'Malley delivered what they set out to accomplish."
Guy Traviss, Classical Guitar Magazine, February 2010

"An engaging display of modern technology." (Live performance in surround sound of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint.)
Colin Cooper, Editor of Classical Guitar Magazine

"The Concerto (Aranjuez) was obviously enjoyed tremendously by a very large audience and your performance fully merited the ovation it received."
Philip Hÿtch, Honorary Secretary, Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra

"…drew a gratifyingly large teatime audience to hear Gough give deftly coloured, dynamically well-judged accounts of En Los Trigales, Tres Piezas Españolas and the substantial Fantasia para un Gentilhombre."
Christopher Morley, Birmingham Post

"...Duo Mañoso gave a very polished and poised performance - tribute to the Live Music Now! scheme."
Chris Ball, National Chairman of the Friends of Welsh National Opera

"It was a delight to have two such accomplished musicians in school. They produced a very well balanced programme and always gave the pupils something to listen for. The combination of guitar and flute was very successful. I think everyone recognised the quality of their performance."
Mrs. P. Easto, Queen's Croft School

"Duo Mañoso were excellent- a memorable combination of fine playing and an estimable rapport with the audience in all its variety. I hope we can do something similar again"
John Robottom, Open Door Project, Solihull

CD Reviews:

Andrew Gough - Classical Guitar

"There's more core repertoire on Andrew Gough's 'Classical Guitar' CD, but again it's distinguished by superb playing, making it a must-have item for anyone looking to explore the genre. Gough exploits both the instrument's physicality and its subtlety with absolute assurance, extracting maximum colour, contrast and expressiveness from the 16 well-chosen tracks. It's beautifully recorded, compulsive listening."
Clare Mackey, Birmingham Post

Duo Mañoso

"Well presented and very listenable"
Clare Mackey, Birmingham Post

Electric Counterpoint (1999 version)

"A unique and superbly recorded account of a modern guitar classic."
Paul Fowles, Classical Guitar Magazine

"Andrew Gough's performance of Steve Reich's 1987 piece, Electric Counterpoint, was undoubtedly the concert's highlight…Gough's painstakingly pre-recorded 14-track backing tape was testimony to the complexity of its construction…In all, a remarkable achievement for an undergraduate."
Clare Mackney, Birmingham Post

"Bravo on your performance!…you really nailed the two interlocking bass parts in the third movement - almost makes you want to dance. Bravo!"
Steve Reich (composer)

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