GRAIN OF SAND – GRANO DE ARENA. A Fundraising Concert for the International Committee of the Red Cross



A Fundraising Concert for the International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC is the largest humanitarian network in the world - the International Red Cross and The Red Crescent Movement, which has more than 100 million volunteers across the globe.  95.5% of donations are used directly for ICRC’s work in the field.  Its current key operations are, as one would expect, in Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Sahel, Afghanistan and Ethiopia.

The event is an initiative by Latin American Harpist and Composer, Ricardo Curbelo, in collaboration with Classical Guitarist, Adrian Azuelo and St Andrew’s Church Leytonstone. 

Grano de Arena was the title Ricardo first used in 2001, for a concert in St James’s Church Piccadilly for the charity, Children of the Andes. Performing with him for the event were Adrian and fellow superb guitarist, David Caswell, who unfortunately is unable to join his friends this time. 

The last time Adrian and Ricardo shared a concert was in March 2017, at Lauderdale House in Highgate, London.  Here is one of the many compliments they received:

“Mesmerising music. Both guitar and harp were spellbinding.”

Adrian Azuelo is a graduate of London University and a post graduate of The Royal College of Music. He has appeared as a soloist on national television and has captivated audiences worldwide with his passionate performances of the colourful guitar music of Spain and Latin America. 

“…at the summit of his art”.  (Le Midi, France)

Ricardo Garcia-Curbelo, from an early age, has been an eminent representative of the Latin American poetry and music culture on a wide variety of stages, both nationally and internationally. He presents a great combination of traditional pieces, together with many of his own spellbinding compositions; vibrant, energetic and jazzy pieces contrasting with enchanting melodies and tender vocals.  The sound of his self-designed and constructed Modelo Corvado harps adds to the uniqueness of his performances.

“I have never heard a harp played like this before and I loved it!”   (Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey, March 2018)

The concert will finish at approximately 7.45pm

There will be an interval with refreshments.

All proceeds will go to support the vital work of this charity in these very troubled and troubling times.


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