Author Archive

Feb
08

The Spanish Classical Guitar Maestro, Pepe Romero, has come by our showroom on various occasions to showcase many interesting guitars – some by his son Pepe Jr. and others of noteworthy history or detail in their build. We’re glad to have such a great friend in Pepe Romero Sr. and to be as involved in his continued work with the guitar as he is with ours.

Joaquin Turina ‘Sevillana’                                            Francisco Tárrega ‘Mazurka’
Francisco Tárrega ‘Mazurka’                                        In Conversation About Pine
Continue Reading

Jan
30

We’re big fans of Alex Tsiboulski and the music he shares with all of us. Check out his updated collection of videos he’s filmed here in our showroom so far.

Chrystian Dozza ‘Etude #1’                                            Chrystian Dozza ‘Etude #2’
Bach ‘Prelude from Cello Suite 1’                                   Bach ‘Minuet I & II from Cello Suite 1’
Continue Reading

Dec
13

It’s always a pleasure to watch Yuri Liberzon perform in our very showroom, and he always brings with him captivating pieces of music. Find out what we mean below with his YouTube playlist now available.

Astor Piazzola ‘La Muerte Del Ángel’                                   Konstantin Vassiliev ‘Cavatina’
Astor Piazzolla ‘Tango Etude No. 6’                             Konstantin Vassiliev ‘The Jazz Story’
Continue Reading

Oct
25

Surely we’ve all seen at least one Celil Refik Kaya guitar demo, and David Collett here even chose one of Celil’s performances as his top 5 favorite. So, make sure to catch up on all of his performances in our Santa Monica showroom with this YouTube playlist. Enjoy.

Marco Pereira ‘Frevo’                                                 Agustin Barrios ‘Las abejas’
Enrique Granados ‘Valses Poeticos’                            Egberto Gismonti ‘Agua E Vinho’
Paganini ‘Caprice in A, Opus 1 No. 5’
Continue Reading

Aug
28

Our latest YouTube playlist features guitar demo videos by Ines Thomé, who is currently working on her Doctorate at USC. Here she is giving lessons as part of EliteGuitarist.com and performing with April Amante.

Barrios ‘La catedral (Andante religioso)’                     Barrios ‘La catedral (Allegro Solemne)’
Barrios ‘Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios’                                                          Sor ‘Study Op. 35’
Continue Reading

Aug
28

German-born guitarist Ines Thomé is a multifaceted musician who performs internationally as a solo and chamber musician. Ines maintains numerous chamber projects and is currently playing with violinist YuEun Kim as a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. She is the electric guitarist and arranger of the recently founded Sunset Club Trio, which explores new sound dimensions for violin, flamenco guitar and electric guitar. Ines’ duo “Gifts from over Sea”, with soprano Katina Mitchell, won the Ensemble Outreach competition at USC and played more than 30 concerts over the past months, including a tour to Italy and Germany in summer 2015. She was invited to join the Colburn Orchestra, conducted by John Adams, and Matthias Pintscher and the USC Symphony Orchestra in Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducted by Carl St. Clair. When not playing guitar, Ines enjoys performing continuo on lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar and recently joined the USC opera in Handel’s Alcina.

Continue Reading

Aug
19

Jaxon Williams began the study of classical guitar at the age of seven. He has won prizes in numerous classical guitar competitions including the OSAA Classical Guitar Competition, Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition, San Francisco Bay International Guitar Competition, and most recently the winner of the 2017 Pacific Guitar Festival and Competition. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he is busy as a concert artist, teacher, recording artist, and Doctoral Candidate.

Continue Reading

Aug
18

Take a listen to our YouTube playlist of Jaxon Williams demo-ing many of the guitars in our showroom. To learn more about him, check out his player bio in the GSI Blog.

Carlos Rivera ‘Whirler of the Dance’                            José Brocá ‘Penasmiento Español’
Bryan Johanson Prelude 3                                                       Johanson Prelude 9
Continue Reading

Jul
26

Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” JIJI is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing a wide range of music from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship combined with compelling stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Continue Reading

Jul
26

Leo Brouwer ‘Paisaje Cubano con Campanas’                          Marin Marais ‘Les Voix Humaines’
D. Scarlatti ‘Sonata K.10’                                                 Verdery ‘Tread Lightly For you Tread on my Dreams’

Continue Reading