Jennifer Kim – Five Bagatelles


Here’s 17-year-old Jennifer Kim playing all five of William Walton’s Five Bagatelles, written for Julian Bream, on a 1966 David ‘Jose’ Rubio from the Russell Cleveland Collection, much like the one Bream played at the time he recorded the Bagatelles.

Alexander Milovanov – 2003 Ruck


Alexander Milovanov came by to play some guitars, and among the guitars from the Cleveland Collection that he played was the 2003 Robert Ruck that had belonged to Manuel Barrueco, one of his teachers at Peabody. Alexander plays Robert Schumann’s Träumerei, from Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 (Arr. F. Tárrega).

Coming Soon - Jean-Noel Rohe


We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from French luthier Jean-Noel Rohe. It’s a gorgeous spruce and CSA rosewood classical from one of the hottest young makers in Europe, and it should be arriving soon.

Museum Guitar: 1930 Francisco Simplicio


The famous 'sound' of Simplicio is perhaps the most unique of the great makers of the 20th century - it has a very "old-world" charm, and players of these guitars often remark how they are transported psychologically to another world when playing a Simplicio.

Apogee Digital and AEA Ribbon Mics


We wanted to take a minute to thank Apogee and AEA (Audio Engineering Associates) for all of their help recording the Cleveland Collection guitars. In addition to letting us use their Berkeley studio and the great gear there, Apogee have been letting us use one of their Ensemble interfaces.

George Sakellariou – 1969 Ramirez (ex. Segovia)


Here’s George Sakellariou playing Lawrence Long’s ‘Soliloquy’ on the 1969 Jose Ramirez owned and played by Andres Segovia from 1969-1981.
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Jennifer Kim - Five Bagatelles (1966 Rubio)

Here's 17-year-old Jennifer Kim playing all five of William Walton's Five Bagatelles, written for Julian Bream, on a 1966 David 'Jose' R...

George Sakellariou - 1969 Ramirez (ex. Segovia)

Here's George Sakellariou playing Lawrence Long's 'Soliloquy' on the 1969 Jose Ramirez owned and played by Andres Segovia from 1969-1981...

Coming Soon - Jean-Noel Rohe

We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from French luthier Jean-Noel Rohe. It's a gorgeous spruce and CSA rosewood classic...

Alexander Milovanov - 2003 Ruck (ex. Barrueco)

Alexander Milovanov came by to play some guitars, and among the guitars from the Cleveland Collection that he played was the 2003 Robert...

Jennifer Kim - Rodrigo Fandango (Bream Hauser)

Jennifer Kim was back for more videos and we got some amazing performances. Here she is playing Rodrigo's Fandango on that amazing 1957 ...