It is a delight to work with Orchestras and I have enjoyed performances with the DYO, DCO and the Nottingham based Boots Orchestra. I am happy to provide a range of Concertos including:
Concerto in D by Antonio Vivaldi
Serenade for Guitar and Strings by Malcome Arnold
Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo
Reviews and comments:-
…a performance full of grace and poise –
Mike Wheeler Derby Evening Telegraph
James Rippingale’s performance of Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto was both accomplished and musically assured; it was a pleasure to work with a soloist so sensitive.
– Peter Stark Conductor
The guitar cadenza was both awesome and flawless – what a feast. The gentle Allegro ended this wonderful concerto – the final movement having a complex, but delicate rhythm throughout in keeping with Rodrigo’s suggestion that the concerto “should only be as strong as a butterfly….a suggestion of times past.” Lovely.
– Martin Bisknell – Buxton Fringe Review
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