Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’
Here is the duo of Milena Parkovic and Branko Barnic with the first movement of Roland Dyen’s Comme des Grandes, on a pair of Teodoro Perez Especial cedar-tops – one, played by Branko, is a 2016 Especial with CSA rosewood back and sides, and the other, played by Milena, is a 2017 Especial with a gorgeous set of Imbuia for the back and sides.
Here’s more of Jiji, this time playing the Gigue from Paul Lansky’s Partita for Guitar and Percussion on a great 2015 Zoran Kuvac cedar and African rosewood classical. Jiji will have her Carnegie Hall debut in 2018, so to keep her track of her doings over the coming years check her out at her website – Jijiguitar.com.
Here’s Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou playing Bach’s Sarabande from the 1st Cello Suite, BWV 1007, on a gorgeous 1962 Ignacio Fleta spruce-top – a stunning sounding guitar from one of the world’s most revered luthiers. For those who are curious, the guitar support Smaro uses is the ‘Superior’ model Kertsopoulos guitar support-amplifier.
Here is the duo of Milena Petkovic and Branko Barnic playing Il Funghetto, the 2nd movement of Roland Dyens’ Comme des Grandes, on a pair of Teodoro Perez Especial cedar-tops – one, played by Branko, is a 2016 Especial with CSA rosewood back and sides, and the other, played by Milena, is a 2017 Especial with a gorgeous set of Imbuia for the back and sides.
Here’s Jiji playing a fantastic rendition of the Albeniz classic Leyenda on a killer 1925 Santos Hernandez that features a spruce top and a three-piece mahogany back and mahogany sides. Jiji has recently been racking up accolades and competition wins and will make her Carnegie Hall debut in 2018. You can learn more about Jiji here.
Here’s Reyes Gonzalez playing Bach’s Prelude, BWV 999, on a lovely 1978 Manuel Velazquez cedar and Indian rosewood guitar. Reyes is GSI’s web content coordinator, and he studied classical guitar at UC Santa Barbara with Mark Covey and has also studied with Taso Comanescu. He’s currently working on expanding his classical repertoire.
We were fortunate to be able to record a concert last year of the entire Romero family along with virtuoso ukulele player Daniel Ho. The concert featured duets by Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho, as well as solos by each, in the first half, and then the Romero quartet in the second half. Angel Romero even made an appearance and sat in with the quartet. All instruments – guitars and ukuleles – were made by luthier Pepe Romero Jr., and it’s a wonderful showcase of the instruments played by some seriously legendary players.