Lulo Reinhardt’s first visit to Tŷ Siamas will go down as one of the best gigs we’ve had here! We are extremely pleased to welcome Lulo back to Dolgellau this evening with Yuliya Lonskaya from Belarus. Lulo, from Germany (Koblenz) is the grand-nephew of the great Django Reinhardt and has toured in the UK several times in the past 10 or so years. While he has the anticipated repertoire of gypsy swing, Lulo has extended his musical horizons beyond that with music from North Africa and India influencing his playing and this show will reveal further developments in the direction of a more classical style with Yuliya Lonskaya. “Yuliya learned to play guitar in her home town of Mogilev, Belarus at the local music college. Later, she gained a diploma at the Belarus Academy of Music in Minsk and continued her studies at the Karlsruhe Musik Hochschule in Germany before taking masterclasses with such prominent performers as Costas Cotsiolis, David Russell, Carlo Marchione and Abel Carlevaro. Yuliya has won international guitar competitions in Poland, England, Serbia and Montenegro and in 2002, in a duo with Russian guitarist, Dimitri Illarionov, she won the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America guitar competition. In 2006, she made her debut in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow as a soloist.