What's On In Mayfair During The Next 7 Days
37 Charles Street - Friday 24th May 2013
The Sketches of Mexico project is an innovative collaboration between award winning Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and twenty international artists. Inspired by the Twenty Mexican Sketches by Mexican composer Julio César Oliva (b.1947-) and the beautiful songs of Mexico´s foremost composer, Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948), artists from Mexico, China, Portugal, Ireland and the UK donated more than forty original works all inspired by Mexico´s colour, music and famous sites. Tonight's event will consist of a virtuoso guitar concert accompanied by live projections on a journey through Mexico by VJ Joe Fairwether-Hole.
Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan Szymanski studied at the Royal College of Music and Conservatorium van Amsterdam graduating with first class honours. He won 1st prize in the National Guitar Competition in Mexico and was the first solo guitarist to be selected by YCAT in London. Morgan has been selected as one to watch' by Gramophone Magazine and BBC Music Magazine and as featured artist on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. He has a keen interest in chamber music and in 2006 he formed the critically acclaimed ensemble ´Machaca´. Having performed extensively in over twenty different countries as a soloist and with major orchestras, he was the recipient a Junior fellowship from the Royal College of Music and has recorded on the Signum and Sarabande labels.
37 Charles Street - Tuesday 28th May 2013
Bob Leaf has been at the forefront of the PR industry for fifty years.
The former international CEO of Burson-Marsteller and one of the all-time experts in international public relations, he has chronicled his experiences in a new memoir entitled The Art of Perception, published by Atlantic Books.
Often credited with introducing the American discipline of public relations to the rest of the world, Leaf was responsible for creating the international network of offices which made B-M into the world's largest PR firm during his tenure. He was the first executive to bring PR to the Soviet Union in the midst of the Cold War, and he signed a partnership agreement with the Chinese Government to establish the first official Chinese Government PR firm.
According to Harold Burson, co-founder of Burson-Marsteller "There is no other person in the public relations business who knows more about the ins and outs of establishing a global network capable of serving the public relations and communications of the world's largest corporations. What he writes is well worth reading."