Spring Season at CMLV

Takes Two To Tango

Martin Fogel, guitar & Björn Kleiman, violin

First half solo guitar

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
5 Preludes (1940)

Martin Fogel (b.1974)
Yozakura (2005)
Tokyo Escape Sketch (2010)


Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)
Sonata No 18 in C Major for violin & guitar

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
L’Histoire du Tango (1985)
Café 1930
Nightclub 1960

with Björn Kleiman, violin

Saturday, 9th May 2015, 7.30pm

St. Mary’s Church, Paddington Green, W2 1LG


Martin Fogel is one of the most prominent guitarists to emerge from Sweden in recent years. He has received great critical acclaim for his artistry in Swedish, UK and Japanese press: “a Swedish genius” (CD Journal, Japan), “exudes easy charm” (Classical Music, UK), “sheer magic” (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK).
Martin is Artist-in-residence at University of Southampton, teacher of guitar at Trinity Junior College, London, and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

CMLV Managing Director and violinist Björn Kleiman studied at the Royal College of Music in London and at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, with Professor Ulf Hoelscher. He performs solo and chamber music around Europe and has a strong commitment to contemporary music. Regular solo concerts at St Marin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall and St James’s Piccadilly. Björn has also recorded four CDs to great critical acclaim and has received scholarships from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee as well as the Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundations. In 2005 he was awarded the Byggnads Cultural Scholarship presented by the Swedish Prime Minister. Apart from performing Björn is a keen arranger of pop and jazz, in part published by Phoenix Music UK.

More information about the musicians can be found here