Antonio Forcione

with special guest Jule Malischke

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Last Show: Thursday 9 th December 2021

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Antonio: “In the summer of 2019 I was invited to perform at the Kings Place Theatre in London as part of the International Guitar Festival, including two workshops. Jule Malischke was flown in from Germany to perform and assist me on the workshops. We had never met before but we bonded very quickly and spent two very intense and enjoyable days during the workshop. We both realised that we not only shared a passion for guitar music but a deep mutual respect and understanding of many other aspects of life.  It was from that experience that we decided to exchange ideas and perform together. She went back to Germany but we kept in touch. I flew out to join her and we worked on original compositions.”

Antonio Forcione is an artist in every sense of the word, hailed as one of the most charismatic, unconventional guitarists at large in the musical world today. With a host of international awards under his belt, this eclectic composer never ceases to stun his audience on stage, leading him to be referred to as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar”.

His solo performances never fail to bring the house down, let alone when he is performing in duo, as a trio, or with his quartet of international musicians. 

He breaks the mold of most conventional guitar sounds, be it in the field of jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian or improvised music, with a ferocious virtuosity, passion and humor.  He has shared the stage and recorded with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians including Charlie Haden, Angelique Kidjo, Trilok Gurtu, Larry Coryell, Diego el Cigala and many more (see list below) as well as supporting giants such as Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin, Zucchero and Van Morrison amongst others.