Solo: The World’s Favourite Classical Guitar Music - Performer A Kinsey
This concert features some of the world’s most romantic and virtuosi guitar repertoire as made famous by the maestros of 2Oth Century Guitar maestros: Segovia, Williams and Bream.

Audience favourites include, Requerdos del Alhambre by F Tarrega, Fernando Sors “Variations on Mozarts Magic Flute Theme”, as well as works by JS Bach, N Paganini, A Lauro, W Walton, J Morel.

Kinsey’s own unique and popular “African-inspired” Mokoro - Song of the Water includes the call of the Fish-Eagle, together with other captivating water effects and nuances.

“Kinsey has solid musicality, imagination and versatility” - (Music & Musicians International).

Duo: Guitarra Delerios - Performers A Kinsey & M Hoole
Experience the excitement of two guitars performing a programme of music that spans over 5 Centuries.

The elegance of Renaissance dance suites blends into the classics of F Carulli and C Scheidler. J Zarate’s contemporary, fun tapping Danza and Robin Hills beautifully crafted Canzone and Tarantelle together with Kinsey’s own unique compositions make up the more contemporary flavours of this varied programme.

Explore the exotic world of the female dynasty of “Modjadji in Avril’s evocative and dramatic tone poem of this famed African Rain Queen. Experience the sandy dance of the Bushmen in (Spirit of the Wilderness) or the lilting warmth of the Python Ritual Dance.

Complementing Avril’s unique compositions are three more traditional African Folk Songs made famous originally by Mirium Makeba.

Duo: Guitar & Song Recital - Performers A Kinsey & Sanet Allen
Enchantment and beauty describe this programme. Indulge in music for the senses and for the soul.

From the colourful expression of Rodrigo’s Spanish Songs to the most haunting aria of Puccini‘s “O Mio Babbino Caro”. The listener embarkes on a journey that includes Carl Orff’s “In Trutina”, Boi Bumba by V Henrique, as well as Villa Lobos’ most famous Bachianas Brasileiras.

The programme culminates with Cavatina by Stanley Myers and a song version from the slow movement of Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez.

Guitar Quartet: Strings Around the World - Performers A Kinsey, Steven Kukard, Karl Rohloff Monika Gasiewska
Feast your senses on exquisite music from all corners of the globe. Across the jungles of South America, to the icy fjords of Sweden and onto the exotic flavours of the East.

Experience a Cambodian rice pounding song, the Moo Lee Wha flower of the East as well as lyrical and enchanting music from Costa Rica, Argentina and Brasil. Onto Spain, the Habanera from Carmen by Bizet with castanets and tambourine followed by a real gypsy flamenco Sevillanas.

Travel across the desert of Albania, with an exotic Ottoman inspired melody of the 15th Century then sip a marguerita to the tune of Guantanamera. Included is the experience of the waters off Africa in Ms Kinsey’s unusual and captivating Evocation to a Shark.

Something for everyone a concert not to be missed. Also suitable for international conferences/ functions and events.

Theatre : Souloist (The Guitarist Revealed) - Performer A Kinsey
The Artists Way, as told by Avril, with excerpts of her exquisite music. The listener is taken into the world of a musician, the soul, the life and the thoughts behind creating a musical performance on the classical guitar.

“I am in the beauty business, the business of making beautiful music.“

Life itself the souloist, and the guitar the world it is played out on. The guitarist reveals an intimate and at times humorous account of her life behind the notes.

“To reveal one’s soul, is to discover it.” AK

Avril Kinsey & Friends
“Ingenious, evocative, a master musician of unusual ability”. CG (UK)
Avril together with the many famous and esteemed artists she has worked with during her 25 year performing career in music.

These include amongst others, famed prima ballerina and sister Carol Kinsey, English Cor Anglais/Oboeist Stella Martin, coloratura soprano Sanet Allen, jazz lady - Shannon Mowday and the award winning La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre with acclaimed flamenco guitarist Bienyameen.

A colourful and decadent show of music and dance, designed for Theatre or Amphitheatre presentation and suited for the entire family.

CORPORATE/ FUNCTIONS /CONFERENCES
LIGHT MUSIC (Background or Cabaret Style)
Our light music programmes are designed to suit any function from cocktails to luncheons, dinner events with or without speeches and presentations. Solo, duo or guitar quartet are the most popular options to add quality, ambience and that special unique atmosphere to your event.

Our repertoire is tailored to suit the moment and style of your function. We can perform at formal chandelier functions, to informal patio or tented events, from boats to bomas the guitar is versatile enough to suit most situations.

Select music from the 30’s through to today. Famous and popular standards from such composers as Burt Bacharach, Jerome Kern, the Gibb Brothers, Beatles, Sting, and Loyd Webber amongst others. Or add a touch of local colour with specifically composed pieces from Ms Kinsey’s “African-inspired” collection. (See Guitar Music from Africa).

Any of our concert programmes can also be adapted to corporate events.

BREAKFAST or DINNER SPEAKER & Music
Ms Kinsey has been invited to give breakfast talks to Womens Organisations, Educational Institutions, and Corporate Events. She also offers talks on radio magazine programmes and has been interviewed in recent years on CCFM, Radio RSA and Fine Music Radio.

Her talks are motivational, and spiritual, based on Science of Mind and Christian principles. These same values brought her through her near fatal car accident, which also crushed the bones of her right hand. Six months after the accident she performed a solo recital to a capacity audience.

Since then she has gone on to be more motivated than ever to bring inspiration, positivity and values back into peoples lives. Her messages are uplifting, inspiring and motivating and can be arranged with or without musical excerpts.

EDUCATIONAL/ENTERTAINMENT

THE MAGIC GUITAR

A 45 - 60 minute presentation suitable in formats for the very young (6-8yrs), and (9-13) yrs, performed and explained by Ms Kinsey.

By demonstrating the guitar with it’s remarkably versatile capabilities, Avril uncovers the magic of creating some unusual sounds, like a Fish-eagle cry, a haunting gourd harp, even a Bushmen rattle as well as water sounds and the eerie call of the Buff-spotted fluff tail bird.

Tracing briefly the guitar from it’s origins in North Africa through to Europe, South America and back to Africa. Avril performs music that includes flamenco, classical, latin and African styles. The programme is entertaining, educational and fun. Her aim to inspire pupils to get involved in music, to be encouraged to learn an instrument like the guitar and to foster a love of the arts and all it’s multi-cultural layers.

What the Schools say: “Absolutely, exhilarating, totally absorbing” GPS “Excellent, thoroughly enjoyable, please come back” OPS.