Cellist Andres Diaz and violinist Nigel Armstrong will head the guest-artist roster for the 2018 St. Augustine Music Festival held on June 21-23 and 28-30. The virtuoso guest string players will be showcased in works by Bach, Haydn, Schubert and more.
Armstrong, whose past performances have won him many fans, will be featured on opening night, June 21. He’s emerging as a dynamic and creative artist both within and beyond the realm of classical music. From his musical beginnings as a member of “The Little Fiddlers” in Sonoma, CA, to collaborations with tango musicians in Argentina, he’s enjoyed using the violin in a versatile manner throughout his life.
Diaz, a member of the dazzling Diaz Trio, has proven himself as a Music Festival standout with a number of engaging performances with the trio and as a soloist. Since winning the First Prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition, Díaz has exhilarated both critics and audiences with his intense and charismatic performances. He’ll perform during the second week, which runs June 28 to June 30.
Also in the works for the Music Festival are:
- Chamber music highlighting late-19th and 20th-century masters, including Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss and Shostakovich
- Works featuring brass and the Cathedral’s impressive pipe organ and accoustics
- A lively visit to the Carnival of the Animals
Concerts are set to start at 7:30pm. Admission is free.
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