Jacob Cordover, guitar
For our spring performance, the orchestra will feature guitarist, Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major.
Aside from Jacob Cordover's formative studies at the Australian National University School of Music with renowned performer and pedagogue Timothy Kain, he completed post-graduate studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Laura Young and at the Escola Luthier with Arnaldur Arnarson in Barcelona; he also studied 19th-century performance practice with Carlo Barone at the Academia l’Ottocento in Paris as well as taking several long-term residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Masterclasses with Sérgio Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Ricardo Gallén, Paul O’Dette and Pavel Steidl, amongst others, have also been influential in the development of his playing.
Currently residing in Barcelona and enjoying a truly international career, Jacob Cordover “impresses with his intuitive musicianship and impeccable technique” (Leicester Mercury, UK). His “consummate artistry” (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia) has enticed audiences in over a dozen countries across four continents. He performs as a soloist and in his chamber ensembles, Zoco Duo (with oboist Laura Karney) and the Australian Guitar Duo (with Rupert Boyd).
He has appeared as soloist with the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma” conducted by Geoffrey Simon and the Orchestra dell’Accademia l’Ottocento conducted by Carlo Barone, and his performances have “demonstrated how much poetry and feeling can be obtained from the guitar in the hands of master musicians such as Jacob Cordover.” (The Mercury, Australia).
Whilst performing repertoire from a wide range of music periods, his enthusiasm for contemporary music has brought about a number of world premieres, and a strong interest in the application of appropriate performance practice of 19th-century music has led to numerous performances of this repertoire on a variety of period guitars.