Classical guitarist Carlos Bonell returns to the Manoel

Classical guitarist Carlos Bonell photo by Roy Stedall-Humphryes Spain 2004 IMAGE 2Carlos Bonell, one of the world’s top classical guitarists returns to Teatru Manoel for a concert on Tuesday 26th March at 8pm. His programme for the concert on Tuesday includes Gordon Mizzi’s transcriptions of the Branles de Malte by Jean d’Estree, works by Tarrega, Villa Lobos and Bach’s Lute Suite No.1 in E minor. The second half of the programme will feature works by Maltese composer Gordon Mizzi.

Carlos Bonell is one of today’s most celebrated guitarists. Born in London to Spanish parents, he studied at the Royal College of Music with John Williams, where he was appointed the youngest ever professor in 1972.  At the beginning of his recording career, his 1976 CBS recording with John Williams and Friends received a Grammy nomination. Since then, Carlos has made more than 20 LP and CD recordings. Carlos helped Paul McCartney in notating and recording a concerto for guitar and orchestra. This association with McCartney also led to his release of the album Magical Mystery Guitar Tour in 2011 dedicated to the music of the Beatles in Bonell’s own arrangements for solo guitar. The album went straight to number one on the iTunes classical album charts.

On Wednesday 27th March, Carlos will be giving a workshop in the Manoel’s Studio Theatre at 6pm specifically for guitarists and music lovers.

To book for both events go to, email: or telephone 2124 6389.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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