The meeting of two musical minds, one from Cape Town and the other from Hong Kong, both have lived, eaten and breathed the acoustic guitar from a very young age. Tony Cox and Hong Kong native Jacky Lau share a common lifestyle, both being exceptional guitar players and both deeply involved in bringing the world's greatest guitarists to the doorstep of their respective hometowns.
With a reputation as a "talented guitarist" (Benedict Cruft, Dean of Music School, HKAPA) and "the only Guitar Master of Hong Kong" (Audio Technique, Hi-fi Magazine) Jacky Lau 劉卓威 has created a successful music career of distinction. A graduate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Jacky released his first classical guitar solo album of hymns in Hong Kong in 2007, "Amazing Guitar, Amazing Grace". He is though, like Cox, also a steel-string player with an incredibly large contemporary repertoire.
Jacky is the Director of Guitar Concept, Chairperson of Fingerstyle Guitar Hong Kong. He also conducts workshops and gives lectures in the Hong Kong International Institute of Music, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Cape Town's acoustic guitar master, Tony Cox will treat this concert as part of his year-long Padkos Tour and will be performing and promoting the music from his Padkos album. Padkos is an album of great and well-loved South African songs and melodies all done in Cox's inimitable guitar style. His shows have sold-out venues across SA and left audiences howling for more.
This is going to be one of those shows definitely not to be missed...