Carlos Bonell Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Carlos Bonell has enjoyed an immensely varied career. His activities include TV, Film and CD recordings, international tours, concertos with the major orchestras and concerts with his own Ensemble.Carlos Bonell’s guitar playing can be heard on the recent Hollywood films ‘City of Angels’ and ‘The Honest Courtesan’ and on the TV films ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘The Politician’s Wife’.

Carlos Bonell gained prominence in 1981 through his recording for Decca of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit. It was hailed as a “magnificent triumph” by Classical Music Magazine, UK, and awarded a coveted rosette by the Penguin CD guide.

Since that time it has been repeatedly singled out as the finest version available.In addition to his Decca recordings Carlos Bonell has recorded for EMI, ASV, CBS and Upbeat Classics. At the beginning of his recording career his 1976 CBS recording with John Williams and Friends received a Grammy nomination, while his latest solo album release (‘The Private Collection’ Upbeat Classics 1998) was described as “a masterclass in magic” by the BBC Music Magazine.

His 1997 album ‘The Sea in Spring’ was chosen as Pick of the Week by Classic FM. The 2000 album ‘Kinkachoo, I love you. Millennium Guitar, the first 1000 years’ is a unique musical journey through 1000 years of musical history, containing various first recordings.

Carlos Bonell has appeared in concert with a wide variety of musicians including guitarist John Williams, flamenco guitarists Paco Pena and Juan Martin, jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, violinists Salvatore Accardo, Pinchas Zukerman and Levon Chilingirian, and singers Patricia Rozario, Teresa Berganza, Cleo Laine and Philip Langridge.

During the 1980’s he formed his own ensemble, the Carlos Bonell Ensemble, which includes some of Britain’s finest musicians. The Ensemble, which has toured in more than 20 countries, is widely regarded as the most innovative and entertaining guitar-based ensemble in the world today.

Carlos Bonell Biography. www.carlos bonell.comCarlos Bonell has enjoyed an immensely varied career. His activities include TV, Film and CD recordings, international tours, concertos with the major orchestras and concerts with his own Ensemble.

His guitar playing can be heard on the recent Hollywood films ‘City of Angels’ and ‘The Honest Courtesan’ and on the TV films ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘The Politician’s Wife’.He gained prominence in 1981 through his recording for Decca of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit.

It was hailed as a “magnificent triumph” by Classical Music Magazine, UK, and awarded a coveted rosette by the Penguin CD guide. Since that time it has been repeatedly singled out as the finest version available.

In addition to his Decca recordings Carlos Bonell has recorded for EMI, ASV, CBS and Upbeat Classics. At the beginning of his recording career his 1976 CBS recording with John Williams and Friends received a Grammy nomination, while his latest solo album release (‘The Private Collection’ Upbeat Classics 1998) was described as “a masterclass in magic” by the BBC Music Magazine.

His 1997 album ‘The Sea in Spring’ was chosen as Pick of the Week by Classic FM. The 2000 album ‘Kinkachoo, I love you. Millennium Guitar, the first 1000 years’ is a unique musical journey through 1000 years of musical history, containing various first recordings.

Carlos Bonell has appeared in concert with a wide variety of musicians including guitarist John Williams, flamenco guitarists Paco Pena and Juan Martin, jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, violinists Salvatore Accardo, Pinchas Zukerman and Levon Chilingirian, and singers Patricia Rozario, Teresa Berganza, Cleo Laine and Philip Langridge.

During the 1980’s he formed his own ensemble, the Carlos Bonell Ensemble, which includes some of Britain’s finest musicians. The Ensemble, which has toured in more than 20 countries, is widely regarded as the most innovative and entertaining guitar-based ensemble in the world today.

Carlos Bonell was born in London of Spanish parents and studied at the Royal College of Music with John Williams. He was appointed the youngest ever professor there in 1972. Since that time he has played in many parts of the world including most European capitals as well as in the United States, Israel, Australia and the Far East.

He has appeared regularly with all the major British orchestras and at many international Festivals including The City of London, Aldeburgh, Helsinki, Israel, Tanglewood, Sydney, Istanbul, Hong Kong and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival.

“A marvelous player” THE GUARDIAN, London“Carlos Bonell is a guitarist of superb poetic gifts” NEW YORK TIMES“His recording of Rodrigo’s Concerto is a magnificent triumph” CLASSICAL MUSIC, London.

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Carlos Bonell performs classical, acoustic music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Carlos Bonell for your event, Please Contact. Carlos Bonell has more than 10.1K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Zagreb Guitar Quartet, Lily Afshar . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carlos Bonell for an upcoming event.

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