Roland Chadwick – Classical Guitar Solo – Bio

Roland made his Classical Guitar début Recital at the  Sydney Opera House Broadwalk Theatre in 1988. Tours of Italy, England, Sweden and Mexico followed in 1989/90 during which he was Australia’s representative at Festival Cervantino in Mexico (’89).
Roland was a founding member of The Sydney Guitar Quartet which performed early works by Roland and Richard Charlton. In 1990 Roland created the Paganini Project which was a series of 3 concert programs with some of Australia’s finest string players and most notably with Hartmut Lindemann, the great German Viola player.

On his arrival in England he gave concerts in the Philharmonic Hall and Bluecoat Rooms in Liverpool and has played for most of the major Guitar Societies in England.

In 2002 he formed the Modern Guitar Trio with Vincent Lindsay Clark and Roland Gallery. This group performs exclusively the compositions of the players and reached success when the San Francisco Ballet used Roland Chadwick’s Wendy House Suite for a Ballet presented in San Francisco in 2009. They also performed at The International Classical Guitar Festival at West Dean.

Roland’s Solo Classical Guitar repertiore includes:

Albeniz – Sevillia/Asturias

Manuel Torroba – Sonatina

Fernando Sor – 5 Minuets/Mozart Variations

Hector Villa-Lobos – 5 Preludes

Turina – Fandanguillo

Mauro Guiliani – Sonata Op. 15

… and Roland’s Compositions which include:

Aigburth Variations

Dances for Winter Oakwood

Song and Dance sets 1,2 and 3