Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’
We are always happy campers when Ukranian-born / Austrialian-based classical guitar phenom Alex Tsiboulski drops by the GSI showroom! In addition to his brilliantly expressive playing, Alex’s repertoire is always a refreshing mix of traditional along with a little something new, often from Brazilian composer and guitarist Chrystian Dozza.
At the end of each year, we always enjoy looking back at the performances we’ve recorded and sharing a few of our favorites with all of you! This was an amazing year in videos here at GSI. In addition to the multitude of guitar demonstrations we were able to shoot, we also had a few surprise treats including the introduction of both our mini-doc and “First Looks” series, as well as the appearance of a few legendary musicians outside the classical echelon such as Fareed Haque and Guinga.
This week we have the ultra-talented pairing of Jiji – a familiar face here at GSI – and her duo partner Gulli Bjornsson! Together, the two make up the eclectic guitar duo L I N Ü which plays a diverse repertoire of music, ranging from Philip Glass to Claude Debussy. Gulli, a native of Iceland, and Jiji met in 2015 while studying with Benjamin Verdery at Yale University.
Last time he visited us, Celil laid down a performance of Las Abejas by Agustin Barrios that totally blew us away. This year, he brought another super-virtuoso piece, the kind that makes you wonder, “Is that even possible on the guitar?!” Enjoy Celil’s performance of Paganini’s Caprice in A, Opus 1 No. 5. on this stunning 1930 Hermann Hauser I guitar in spruce and maple.
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.
Yuri Liberzon, a good friend of GSI and wonderful guitarist, recently stopped by the showroom to record a couple new videos for us. We always love Yuri’s performances and are still digging his videos from last year of Vassiliev and Piazzolla. This year, he’s brought a couple of pieces by two of our favorite composers and laid them down on some really spectacular guitars. First, you will hear J.S. Bach’s gorgeous Adagio from the Violin Sonata in C major on a 2014 Antonio Marin Montero. The bright, clear spruce and amazing sustain of this instrument makes this the ideal guitar for playing works such as this, especially in the hands of a great player like Yuri!
“On the first day of Guitar-mas, my true love gave to me… a Torres?” While Guitar-mas isn’t a real holiday (yet), we’re celebrating the season this year by bringing you ‘The Twelve Days of Villa-Lobos!’ Each day for the next two weeks, we’ll be releasing a new etude, all played expertly – and in one sitting – by our good friend Tomasz Fechner.
Pepe is back this week with the music of a lesser known Barrios… Ángel! You may recognize these two lovely pieces from our last recording with Pepe on the amazing ‘1492 Granada Pine’ guitar built by our good friend Eddie Blochinger. This time, Pepe is playing one of his son’s instruments from 2012 with a stunning Spruce top and exotic CSA Rosewood back and sides. One of our favorite aesthetic aspects of this instrument is the mix of colors created from the different shades of wood and the subtle red purfling that decorates the edge of the top. As you will hear in a moment, it sounds pretty darn good as well!