Morgan Szymanski appeared at the very first ENF in 2005. At the time he was an exciting young ‘rising star’, and he has gone on to enjoy a varied international career as a soloist and with orchestras that has taken him to concert halls and festivals in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, China, Chile, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, USA, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Born in Mexico City in 1979, Szymanski started playing the guitar at the age of six and came to study at the Edinburgh Music School then at the Royal College of Music. He won numerous prizes including first prize at the National Guitar Competition in Mexico. He is included in the Mexican Foreign Office publication “El Mundo en las Manos” for his contribution as an ambassador of music and Mexican culture overseas. His recordings on Sarabande Records have been described as “top class in every respect” and as “a jewel” by Gramophone Magazine. He is an alumni of Live Music Now! , the scheme started by Lord Yehudi Menuhin to reach audiences that would otherwise have no access to live music. In 2016 he founded PRISMA, an artistic outreach programme aimed at taking workshops in music and the performing arts to socially disadvantaged and remote areas in Mexico. This project has benefitted over 16,000 Mexican children. Morgan’s devotion to chamber music has led to collaborations with singers Dame Ann Murray and Mark Padmore, guitarists John Williams, Carlos Bonell and Celso Machado, Alison Balsom (trumpet), Harriet Mackenzie and Lizzie Ball (violin), Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon), Adam Walker and Alejandro Escuer (flute) and the Sacconi, Doric, Amici, Carducci, Cremona, Carlos Chávez and Odeion Quartets. Numerous composers have dedicated works for Morgan including, Michael Nyman and Alec Roth.
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