Tour
Dates

"Time stopped in this interpretation..."

September – November 2017

6 September – Larbert. Larbert West Church, Main Street, 7 pm. Donations
Concert with soprano Jessica Leary and cellist Laura Sergeant. A light programme of operatic classics, music for cello and guitar and solos.

16 September – Dundee. National Chamber Music Day, Ninewells Community Garden, 3pm – 4pm
Concert with soprano Jessica Leary and cellist Laura Sergeant. A light programme of operatic classics, music for cello and guitar and solos.

21 September – Edinburgh. Greyfriars Kirk, 12 pm. Free
Duo Primavera (Ian and Kristiina Watt, guitars). Programme of Spanish music by Sor, Granados and guitar solos by Aguado and Mompou.

29 September – Moffat, Old Well Theatre, 7.30 pm
Duo Primavera (Kristiina Watt – soprano and guitar, Ian Watt – guitar). Programme of Italian and Spanish music from the 16th to 19th centuries. Composers include Caccini, Luzzaschi, Frescobaldi, Giuliani, Sor and Granados. (Moffat Music Society. Tickets from: Moffat Tourist Information Centre, High Street, Tel. 01683 221210, or at the theatre door on the night. £10 for non-members of Moffat Music Society).

8 October – Glasgow, Pollok House Library (Pollok House Arts Society), 5.30 pm
With Paul Livingston, viola. Programme: Telemann – Sonata in A minor, Eddie McGuire – Fast Peace, Mompou – Suite Compostelana (guitar solo), Schubert – Sonata in A minor, Arpeggione. Tickets: http://www.phas.org.uk/tickets/

21 October – Glasgow, Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 1 pm. Free (donations)
Solo recital: Programme of Spanish music from the 16th to 20th centuries: Narvaez – Cancion del Emperador and Guardame las vacas; Aguado – Introduction and Rondo in A minor, Op. 2/2; Mompou – Suite Compostelana; Granados – Spanish Dances No. 5 and 10, and La Maja de Goya

4 November – Glasgow, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 7.30 pm.
Shared Concert with Otto Tolonen. My programme (1st half) with be of music by Mompou and Granados (https://www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice-event/eventid/90403-Finnish-Scottish-Connections)

Concerts
July – December 2016
12 August – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 7.30 pm
Boulez ‘Pli Selon Pli’ with the BBC SSO, conducted by Matthias Pintscher

28 August – Private Concert

21st September – 7.30 pm, Motherwell Civic Theatre
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

24th September – 7.30 pm, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

26th September – Town Hall, Elgin, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

29th September – Macphail Centre, Ullapool, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

1st October – An Lanntair, Stornoway, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

4th October – High School, Thurso, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

6th October – Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

8th October – Haddo House, Ellon, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

11th October – Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

13th October – The Cinema, Newton Stewart, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

15th October – Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

18th October – The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

20th October – Corran Halls, Oban, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

22nd October – Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

25th October – Perth Concert Hall, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

27th October – Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

29th October – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 7.30 pm
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore (arranged for chamber ensemble), Scottish Opera

27th November – Monymusk Arts Trust, 3pm
Ian Watt and Sasha Savaloni duo concert

16 February, 2017. Lunchtime recital- Newcastle University

September 2014 – December 2015

18 September – Morningside Parish Church, Edinburgh, 7.30 pm. Concert with violinists Paul Livingston and Danny Miller, and guitarist Ian Watt.

20th September – St John’s Episcopal Church, Forfar, 1 pm. Ian Watt Solo Recital

21st September – St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Aberlour, 3 pm. Concert with violinists Paul Livingston and Danny Miller, and guitarist Ian Watt.

26th September – St Cuthbert’s Church, Edimburgh, 1 pm. Ian Watt Solo Recital

1st October – HM Frigate Unicorn, Dundee, 7.30. Evening of poetry and music, with poet Kenneth Steven, violinist Paul Livingston and guitarist Ian Watt

17th October – Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, 1.10 pm. Ian Watt Solo Recital including both solo guitar works by John McLeod.

7th November – Kilmardinny House, Bearsden, 7.30 pm. Ian Watt solo recital.

8th November – St Bride’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow, 7.30 pm. Ian Watt Solo recital

11th December – Music Hall, Aberdeen, 1 pm. Ian Watt Lunchtime Concert.

2015

3rd February – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 7.30 pm. Ian Watt Solo recital

9th February – St Andrews Church, Newcastle, 1 pm. Solo recital

10th February – The Arc, Stockton on Tees, 1 pm. Solo recital

13th February – Y Studios, North Shields, 1 pm. Solo recital

13th February – The Witham Arts Centre, Barnard Castle, 7.30 pm. Solo recital

27th April – York University, York. Masterclass

5th June – Y Studios, North Shields, 1 pm. Solo recital (covering cancellation).

5th June – Fish Quay, North Shields, 7.30pm. Solo recital (covering cancellation)

6th June – St Basil and St James, Fenham, Newcastle, 1 pm. Solo recital (covering cancellation)

11th June – National Gallery, Scotland. 6 pm. Solo recital

14th July – Byre Theatre, St Andrews. 7.30 pm. Guitars in Conversation live show with Matthew McAllister, hosted by Christopher Bragg

12th August – National Gallery, Edinburgh, 2 pm. Recital with Laura Sergeant, cello.

28th August – HM Frigate Unicorn, Dundee, 7.30 pm. Recital with Paul Livingston, violin/viola

29th August – St Mark’s ArtSpace, Edinburgh, 12.30 pm. Recital with Paul Livingston, violin/viola

2nd September – Hartlepool Town Hall, Hartlepool, 7.30 pm. Solo recital

5th September – Vevey, Switzerland, details TBC. Recital with Diana Gouglina, soprano

19th September – Bearsden, details TBC. Recital with Paul Livingston, violin/viola

22nd September – Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen. Little Bit of Carmen (Scottish Opera)

15th October – Bournemouth Arts, Bournemouth. Details TBC.

31st October – Teatro Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil. Solo recital timing TBC.

21st November – Paisley Town Hall, Paisley, 7.30 pm. Giuliani Guitar Concerto No 1, Op. 30 with St James Orchestra.

5th December – Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Glasgow, 1 pm. Recital with Paul Livingston, violin/viola

Past Concerts

September 2013 – August 2014

14th September
National Chamber Music Day
Monymusk/Inverurie

5th October, 8 pm
City Halls, Glasgow
BBC SSO with Marisol Montalvo, soprano. Conducted by Matthias Pintscher
Pierre Boulez – ‘Pli selon pli’
http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/whatson/event/136996-BBC-Scottish-Symphony-Orchestra-Hear-&-Now–Hear-and-Now-1:-Pintscher-conducts-Boulez

9th-13th October
Various venues in Glasgow
Scottish Opera
Mozart -‘Little Bit of Don Giovanni’
http://www.scottishopera.org.uk/our-operas/13-14/don-giovanni

24th-27th October
Various venues in Aberdeen
Scottish Opera
Mozart -‘Little Bit of Don Giovanni’
http://www.scottishopera.org.uk/our-operas/13-14/don-giovanni

1st November, 7.30 pm
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
‘Big Guitar Weekend’
Shared recital with Allan Neave, Sean Shibe and Matthew McAllister
Ian Watt programme – Mozart (arr. Bream) Larghetto and Allegro, K. 229, Britten – Nocturnal, Op. 70, Villa-Lobos – Four Etudes

7th November, 1.10 pm
University of Glasgow Concert Hall
‘McEwen Concert’
Inc. Hafliði Hallgrímsson – Tristia II, Op. 48 (for flute, guitar, viola, violoncello and harpsichord) *world premiere*
http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/musicintheuniversity/?action=details&id=6502

21st November, 7.30 pm
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
World premiere of ‘From Golden Morning to Blackest Night’ for tenor and guitar, with Ronan Busfield, tenor.

23rd November
Glasgow University
Glasgow University Choral Society
Ariel Ramirez – Misa Criolla
http://www.music.gla.ac.uk/choralsociety/

28th November, 1.10 pm
University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Solo recital
Programme: Scarlatti, Froberger, McLeod, Falla and Torroba
http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/musicintheuniversity/?action=details&id=6507

28th November, Evening, (Details TBC)
Newcastle
Solo recital

29th November (Details TBC)
North Shields
Solo Recital

2nd December, 7.30 pm
Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen
Concert with Emily Mitchell and Paul Livingston.
Music inc. Oswald, Britten, Haydn, Respighi, Giuliani, Sarasate, Mozart and Handel
http://www.aberdeenchambermusic.org/

8th December, 3 pm
Woodend Barn, Banchory
Solo Recital
http://www.woodendbarn.com/whats-on/music/

10th December, 1 pm
Town House, Inverness
Solo recital
http://www.invernesschambermusic.com/a1wm-events/ian-watt-solo-guitar.html

22nd February, 7.30 pm
South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire
Solo recital

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17th March, 1 pm
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Guitar concert
Granados/Llobet – Three Spanish Dances, w/ Kristiina Watt

3rd April, 1 pm
St Geroge’s, Hanover Square, London,
London Handel Festival
Stephen Chambers song recital with Ian Watt
Handel, Dowland, Britten, Seiber and Schubert
http://booking.london-handel-festival.com/event/272/3-april-stephen-chambers-recital/

9th May, 7.30 pm
Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Glasgow.
Paul Livingston – Violin/viola
Ian Watt – Guitar
Programme: Bach – Sonata in G major BWV 1021; Schubert – Sonata in A minor, D. 821 ‘Arpeggione’; Eddie McGuire – Ninian’s Chant (solo violin); Federico Moreno Torroba – Sonatina in A major (solo guitar); Paganini – Centoni di Sonate, No. 1 in A minor.

21st May, 7 pm
Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow
John McLeod Birthday Recital, various artists.

22nd June,
Cathedral of the Isles, Millport, UK,
Solo recital

27th June, 3 pm
Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, UK
Britten-Pears Young Artists Concert
Programme to include a selection of Lute Songs by Dowland with Magid El-Bushra, counter-tenor, Britten-Nocturnal, Op. 70, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana.

5th July, 7.30 pm
Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, UK
Solo Recital

5-15th August,
Various venues along el Camino de Santiago. Details soon.

 

2012-2013 season

6th September, 12.45
The Merchants Hall, Glasgow (Westbourne Music)
Programme: Bach – Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Villa-Lobos – Two Etudes, Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Sonata, Op. 77
http://www.westbournemusic.com/home

30th September, 11 am
Gitarrenfestival Ruhr
Solo recital
Dowland-Three Pieces, Bach-Sonata BWV 1001, Castelnuovo-Tedesco-Sonata Op. 77, Walton-Five Bagatelles, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Albeniz-Two pieces from Op. 232

10th October, 19.00
Beijing Central Conservatoire, Beijing, China
Solo recital
Bach-Sonata BWV 1001, Castelnuovo-Tedesco-Sonata Op. 77, Walton-Five Bagatelles, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Albeniz-Two pieces from Op. 232

3rd November, 19.30
Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Big Guitar Weekend)
BBC Radio Scotland concert (‘Classics Unwrapped’, Tuesday 6th November, 20.00-22.00) with Matthew McAllister, Sasha Savaloni and singers Jamie MacDougall and Alison McNeill. My contribution was Dowland – Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Albeniz – Cordoba and Seguidillas, Op. 232

1st December, 19.30
North Shields, Newcastle (details at http://www.northeastclassicalguitar.co.uk)
Solo recital
Bach – Sonata BWV 1001, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Paganini – Grand Sonata in A major, M.S.3, Walton – Five Bagatelles, Tarrega – Six Pieces, Albeniz – Cordoba and Seguidillas, Op. 232

8th December
Darmstadt, Germany (http://www.gita-darmstadt.de/Darmstadter_Gitarrentage/Festival.html)
Solo recital (shared with Rafael Aguirre)
Bach – Fugue, BWV 1000, Walton – Five Bagatelles, Britten – Nocturnal, Op. 70

9th December, 16.00
Bremen, Germany (http://veranstaltungen.meinestadt.de/stadt-bremen/event-detail/29464688)
Solo recital
Bach – Sonata, BWV 1001, Paganini – Grand Sonata, M.S.3, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Walton – Five Bagatelles, Albeniz – Two Pieces from Op. 232

10th December, 13.00
Perth, Scotland
Perth Concert Hall (Main hall)
Bach – Sonata, BWV 1001, McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana, Britten – Nocturnal, Op. 70, Albeniz – Two Pieces, Op. 232

6th February
Invergordon Arts Society
Concert with tenor Stephen Chambers
Dowland, Schubert, Britten, and Seiber.

1st March, 7.30 pm
Kinross Church,
Dalriada Trio (Beth McKay, Paul Livingston and Ian Watt)

27th March, 1 pm
Leeds Chamber Music Society, Leeds College of Music.
Solo recital
Programme: Bach – Prelude and Fugue, BWV 999/1000, John McLeod – Fantasy on themes from Britten’s Gloriana (2012), Mompou – Suite Compostelana, Albeniz – Seguidillas, Op. 232/5

11th April, 7.30 pm
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Solo recital
Music by Bach, McLeod, Walton, Mompou and Albeniz

12th April, 7. 30 pm
Dallas, Texas, USA
Saint Monica Catholic Church
Solo recital
Music by Bach, McLeod, Walton, Mompou and Albeniz

13th April, 8 pm
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall, Lee and Thomas Beam Music Centre, University of Las Vegas
Solo recital
Music by Bach, McLeod, Walton, Mompou and Albeniz

4th May,12 pm
Edinburgh Arts Club,
Solo recital
Bach, McLeod, Britten

24th May, Evening
Birmingham Conservatoire Recital Hall, Birmingham, UK
Solo Recital
Bach, McLeod, Mompou, Britten, Albeniz

25th May, 11 am
St Peter’s Church, Nottingham
Solo Recital
Bach, McLeod, Mompou, Albeniz

2nd-6th July,
Kutna Hora Guitar Festival
Concert (2nd) and masterclasses
Bach, McLeod, Mompou, Albeniz

9th July, 8 pm
St Leonard’s Chapel, St Andrew
Concert with Laura Sergeant, cellist
Schubert, Smith Brindle, Elgar and Vivaldi

26th July, 7.30 pm
Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen

27th July, 7.30 pm
St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Aberlour

28th July, 7.30 pm
Howe Trinity Church, Alford

3rd August, 6 pm
ROSL Club, Edinburgh

2011-2012 season

9th October, 17.00
St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Newlands, Glasgow, United Kingdom,
Concert with Kristiina Watt

29th October, 13.00
The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Solo recital (North East Guitar Festival 2011)

5th November, 19.30
Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
First half of concert (2nd half, Pavel Steidl) at Big Guitar Weekend Festival. Launch of cd.

23rd November, 19.00
Mederi Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Recital with Kristiina Watt as part of Estonia’s ‘Fiesta de la Guitarra’
Mertz – 3 Trauerlieder, Brahms – Theme and Variations, Op. 18, Faure – Dolly, Op. 56, Sor – L’Ecouragement, Op. 34, Granados – Four Spanish Dance, Op. 37.

24th November, 16.00
Tartu, Estonia
Recital with Kristiina Watt as part of Estonia’s ‘Fiesta de la Guitarra’
Mertz – 3 Trauerlieder, Brahms – Theme and Variations, Op. 18, Faure – Dolly, Op. 56, Sor – L’Ecouragement, Op. 34, Granados – Four Spanish Dance, Op. 37.

26th November, 19.30
South Hill Park, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Solo recital. Music by Bach – Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, Sor – Sonata, Op. 22 Aguado – Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2/2, Villa-Lobos – Two Etudes, Jose – Sonata para guitarra and Albeniz – Two pieces from Chants d’Espagne
http://www.berkshireguitarsociety.org.uk/index.htm

15th December
Glasgow
Private concert

16th January, 13.00.
Aberystwyth Music Club, Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Solo recital. Dowland – Three Fancyes, Bach – Sonata BWV 1001, Villa-Lobos – Douze Etudes (selection), Jose – Sonata para guitarra
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5th February, 12 pm.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland.
Concert with tenor, Stephen Chambers.
Including songs by Dowland and Britten’s ‘Songs of the Chinese, Op. 58’.

21st February, 19.00.
National Philharmonic Hall, Kiev, Ukraine.
Solo Recital, programme: Bach – Sonata, BWV 1001, Sor – Fantasie No. 6, Op. 21, ‘Les Adieux’, Jose – Sonata para guitarra, Villa-Lobos – Four Etudes, Britten – Nocturnal, Op. 70 and Albeniz – Cordoba and Seguidillas, Op. 232

11th March, Evening,
Kinross
Concert with soprano Maria Kozlova and violinist Paul Livingston
Programme includes Paganini – Sonata Concertata for violin and guitar, Seiber – Four French Folksongs, Manuel de Falla – selection from Siete Canciones Populares

18th March, 4 pm
Metronomen” 33 Godthaabsvej, 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Solo recital
Preogramme: Bach – Sonata, BWV 1001 (arr. Watt), Sor – Sonata Op. 22, Aguado – Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2/2, Britten – Nocturnal, Op. 70, Jose – Sonata para guitarra

24th March, 7.30 pm
Edinburgh International Guitar Festival.
Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Solo recital.
Programme: Aguado – Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2/2, Bach – Sonata BWV 1001, Britten – Nocturnal, Op. 70, Albeniz – Cordoba and Seguidillas, Op. 232.

5th May, 20.00
Bielefeld, Germany

Solo recital
6th May, 18.00
Heinsberg. Germany
Solo recital
Programme: Bach – Sonata, BWV 1001 (arr. Watt), Sor – Sonata, op. 22, Aguado – Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2/2, Villa-Lobos – Four Etudes, Castlenuovo-Tedesco – Sonata, Op. 77

24th May, 19.45
St Nicholas Church, Dyke Road, Brighton.
Solo recital as part of ‘Guitar Masters’ series and Brighton Festival Fringe.
Programme: Dowland – Prelude, P. 98 and Four Fancyes, Bach – Sonata BWV 1001 (arr. Watt), Aguado – Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2/2, Villa-Lobos – Four Etudes, John McLeod – The Song of Amphion (World Premiere), Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Sonata, Op. 77

27th May, 19.30
Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Rodrigo