Mela Guitar Quartet

Mela Guitar Quartet


We’re delighted to welcome the award-winning Mēla Guitar Quartet to Lancaster, performing exhilarating arrangements of much-loved classical works and original compositions.    

After the very well received UK debut of the Erlendis Quartet in 2021, Lancaster Arts is pleased to host this renowned quartet. The evening begins with the quartet’s own arrangements of selected overtures and dances by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Bach, Glinka and Holst which all look back to a previous age with their own artistic voice. Following the interval, the original works for quartet are colourful, and dramatic explorations of the possibilities of four guitars. The concert ends with a trio of Brazilian pieces full of lyricism, fun, and percussive virtuosity. This will be an exciting, eclectic evening of music.  

Programme includes:  

Claude Debussy
Deux Arabesques   

J.S. Bach
Organ Fugue BWV 578

Laura Snowden
My Clock is Broken  

Egberto Gismonti
Agua Y Vinho  

Sergio Assad 


The Mēla Guitar Quartet take their name from the Sanskrit word for ‘Festival’. They are known for their engaging, imaginatively wide-ranging programs with ingenious arrangements and celebrated original works.

An exalted level of perfection

Duration: 90 mins, including interval