What Guitar Trio
What Guitar Trio is an ensemble made up of award winning guitarists Michael Hughes, Jonathan Parkin and Ioannis Theodoridis. The trio explore an array of repertoire with a focus on music originally composed for three guitars. In addition to these original works by composers ranging from Anton Diabelli to Per Nørgård, the trio also perform their own arrangements, bringing the music of masters such as Mozart, JS Bach and Byrd to the intimate sound world of three guitars.
Since its inception in 2015 the ensemble has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican and The National Portrait Gallery, and for The Greenwich Early Music Festival, Selsy Festival and the Festival of Chichester and West Sussex Guitar Society. Their collective performance experience includes venues such as The Southbank Centre, Kings Place, Stockholm Concert House, The Symphony Hall of Birmingham and The National Museum of Wales.
What Guitar Trio have a great interest in contemporary music and furthering the repertoire for three guitars, and have performed works by Gerald Barry, Bryn Harrison, Per Nørgård and Beat Furrer. In 2016 they premiered a work by Piyawat Louilarprasert for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and they are currently collaborating with several composers on new works. The trio also share an interest in early music, performing music written for three guitars in the 18th and 19th centuries on period instruments. As an ensemble they have been coached by Graham Anthony Devine, Gary Ryan, Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell.
Rondo for Three Guitars by Paul Hindemith, Live at the Peacock Room 2016