ABOUT US

Daniel Bovey

As well as Mēla Guitar Quartet, Dan performs in the Vickers-Bovey Guitar Duo. The duo studied at the Royal Academy of Music on the Masters of Arts Guitar Duo Programme. They are the dedicatees of new works by composers including Joe Cutler, Michael Finnissy and Ryan Probert, whose extensive work ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji’ forms the duo’s debut album. In 2017, the duo will be performing at Wigmore Hall and at St John Smith’s Square as part of the Park Lane Concert series.

Dan has many brothers and sisters but grew up in a house populated by a greater number of cats than humans.

ABOUT US

Daniel Bovey

As well as Mēla Guitar Quartet, Dan performs in the Vickers-Bovey Guitar Duo. The duo studied at the Royal Academy of Music on the Masters of Arts Guitar Duo Programme. They are the dedicatees of new works by composers including Joe Cutler, Michael Finnissy and Ryan Probert, whose extensive work ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji’ forms the duo’s debut album. In 2017, the duo will be performing at Wigmore Hall and at St John Smith’s Square as part of the Park Lane Concert series.

Dan has many brothers and sisters but grew up in a house populated by a greater number of cats than humans.

The Mēla guitar quartet brings together four exceptional guitarists who play with an “exalted level of perfection” (naxos.com).
 
Since being International Guitar Foundation young artists in 2016 they have gone on to release a CD of the guitar chamber works of Stephen Dodgson with NAXOS in 2017 and are Park Lane Group young artists for the 2018/19 season. 
Known for their “benchmark performances” (Mark Houghton), the Mēla guitar quartet’s “musicianship makes you forget that you are listening to four guitars and carries you to a different sound world” (Thérèse Wassily Saba, Gendai Guitar magazine), their playing “shines, shimmers with sparkling clarity, what’s more, they play from memory and make pieces their own; wonderful music making!” (Phillip Houghton)
 
They have performed in venues such as St. James’ Church, Piccadilly; Kings Place, Hall one; Milton Court, Barbican; International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester and Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom (!), at the HandelHendrix House.
 
Visit their website www.melagq.com to find out about their upcoming projects.
 
The quartet play guitars by master luthier Michael Gee.

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