Manu Brazo, saxophone
with Claudia Gallardo, violin, and Prajna Indrawati, piano
Wednesday, 9 March 2022
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Manuel de Falla: Danse Espagnole from La Vida Breve
Isaac Albéniz: Sevilla
Max Bruch: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op 83 (II, V, VI,
Pedro Iturralde: Memorias
Bela Bartok: Romanian Dances
Fritz Kreisler: Danny Boy (Farewell to Cucullain)
Vittorio Monti: Czardas
Manu Brazo is a Spanish saxophonist who has established himself as one of his generation's most versatile young musicians. He is praised for his unique sound and virtuosity as well as having the ability to connect with the audience thanks to his flawless performances and his spontaneity on the stage.
Over the last few years Manu has been a regular recitalist at British and international music festivals, including performing at the Snape Maltings Proms conducted by Marin Alsop. Manu has also been a regular guest on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune".
Born in Seville, Spain, Manu started to play saxophone at the age of nine. He studied in Seville and was accepted and funded to study at Royal College of Music, where he graduated from his Master in Performance and Artist Diploma with Distinction and won numerous awards. He now lives in London.
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"Absolutely brilliant playing of the soloist, soaring up and down scales and arpeggios and virtuoso passages with great abandon." Shelagh Godwin, Surrey Advertiser
"This is 100% colossal. Amazing performance by Manu Brazo." Classic FM