From Nova Scotia, Canada, guitar virtuoso and composer Roland Smith is garnering a reputation as a dynamic live performer and recording artist, bringing to the stage a unique brand of world music fusing elements of nuevo flamenco/Latin with rock and classical crossover. His 2019 run of festival and theatre shows left a trail of audiences delighted and entertained, topping the season as headliner for the Atlantic Flamenco Festival.
Roland's debut album Equilibrium (2018) is best described as nuevo flamenco meets Steve Vai meets John Williams. As an orchestral composer, Roland's Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra premiered in 2019 with the composer as soloist. Other premieres include works for symphony orchestra, chamber music, and accompaniments to ballet and film. Roland was awarded the prize for Best Tonal Music at the 2017 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition held in Prague, Czech Republic, of which he has been a two-time finalist.
Roland officially endorses Godin Guitars.
May 9 - Faith Tabernacle, Halifax (w/Symphony Orchestra)
July 20 - Nova Multifest, Alderny Landing
July 24 - Waterfront Concert, Lunenburg
Aug 24 - Kentville Multicultural Festival
Aug 31 - Mosaic Festival, Halifax
Oct 2 - Atlantic Flamenco Festival (as headliner), Halifax
April 18 – Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor
More to be announced soon.
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