Nelly von Alven



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Upcoming Events


16 January    01:10pm

St James's Piccadilly
NOVA Guitar Duo
Music by Villa-Lobos, Mompou, de Falla.
London, United Kingdom

21 March       7:30pm

Concert of Nova Guitar Duo at Faversham Music Club;
Music by Rebay, Mompou, Beatles/Brower, Villa-Lobos and de Falla.
  Faversham, United Kingdom

Review in the New York Concert Review, 18.11.2018

"This pair is clearly meant to play, and they do so exceptionally well."

NOVA Guitar Duos in the Carnegie Hall, 15.11.2018, reviewed


About me

Nelly von Alven (*1990) is a multi-award winning guitarist from Germany with a wide field of activities. As the winner of the RCM Guitar competition 2016 and an award holder of the Musician’s Company London, Nelly performs regulary on stage as a solist and chamber musician at national and international festivals and concert series. Besides, she is teaching and doing outreaches in schools as well. In 2015, she recorded her debut CD Canto spirituoso, which includes own compositions as well. In March 2017, she performed Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the FSO Bielefeld in Germany as well as the UK Premiere of Germaine Tailleferre’s “Concerto for two Guitars“ together with her duo partner Luiz Mantovani with whom she founded the NOVA Guitar Duo in 2016. They already performed at the International London Guitar Festival. Upcoming concerts for 2017 will include a concert at Wigmore Hall and the Buxton Festival as well as solo performances at the festival “Young Virtuosi 2017” in Toulouse.



CD Canto spirituoso

canto spirituoso

Rossen Balkanski: Canto Spirituoso; Nocturne
Nelly von Alven: 3 Memories
Miroslav Tadic: Macedonian Girl
Sergio Assad: Farewell
Simone Iannarelli: Variazioni "En memoire de S. Rachmaninow"
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Suite op. 133

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Music from Manuel de Falla, Frederico Mompou, Heitor Villa Lobos


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