Ben made his concert debut at the age of 17, and performed internationally for the first time three years later, in Germany. Critics in the UK and in Europe have noted his charismatic style, and he has been called one of the most exciting lutenists of his generation.
Organiser, Sarah Rundle, told Roseland Online, “Ben lives in west Cornwall, where he has a thriving private teaching practice. He also gives master classes, lectures internationally, and is a composer of music for the lute and guitar and we are extremely fortunate that Ben has offered to play this fundraiser in our church.“
Installed in 1913, the old heating system in Veryan Church finally ‘died’ in its hundredth year, and the parish needs to raise over £25,000 for a new, up-to-date, environmentally friendly one.
The performance, played on a 10-course lutar – a most rare instrument – will feature music by Dowland and Weiss. Tickets, priced at £10 adults, £5 under-16s, or unreserved on the door, can be reserved in advance from Sarah Rundle [01872 500950] or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Ben Salfield, check his facebook page: www.facebook.com/bensalfield
If you miss this recital, Ben is also bringing his trio, ‘Horsemen of the Apocalypse’, who play a Latin/Moorish fusion with flamenco overtones, to Veryan on 21st May for a ‘warm-up’ concert before touring.