A concoction of lively, fresh repertoire combining traditional Cuban and Latin American genres with classical styles and a hint of jazz. Ahmed will be joined by Spanish guitarist Maria Camahort playing some of the coolest and most exhilarating contemporary works by Eduardo Martín and Hector Angúlo.
"You are left with the sensation of being touched to the core by exquisitely played pieces" - SONGLINES
"Dickinson's finger work and rhythmic drive are compelling throughout" - JAZZWISE
Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas was born in Havana, Cuba and studied at Superior Institute of Arts, Havana, Guildhall School of Music the Royal College of Music, London.
A sophisticated virtuoso on his instrument, he specialises in a repertoire by Cuban composers, from classical works to the more contemporary "filin" movement.
A strong solo artist, Dickinson Cardenas has appeared at major international festivals and concert venues such as the Havana Guitar Festival, Cuba; Hispanic American Guitar Festival, Tijuana, Mexico; Philharmonic Hall, Belarus; Guitar Festival of Ireland; Amadeo Roldan Theatre Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba; The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, Queen Elizabeth Hall ; the Royal Albert Hall, London.
“A unique ensemble - full to the brim with the finest and most essential qualities for any creative group” Dominic Peckham, Artistic Director of The Royal Opera House’s ‘RM19’ Youth Chorus