Triple Kudos for this Duo – Canciones Españolas with Zanne Stapelberg
“… admirably supported by guitarist James Grace, the complete Latin experience unfolds in a spectacle of fire, passion, pathos and beguiling sensitivity.
In a magnificently executed opening, Grace’s truly evocative guitar playing conjures up images, sounds and smells of the Latin Spanish world. This is musicianship of another order, where the listener is transported to a fantasy world of wonderment and beauty.
Stapelberg and Grace’s ensemble is the creative pivot around which this recital revolves; their subtle communication, artistic awareness and perfect sense of dramatic timing allow song after song to become a living entity.
Canciones en Española has been without a shadow of a doubt the highlight of my Festival 2009. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!”
(Grahamstown National Arts Festival)