Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’
Jiji Kim recently stopped by our showroom and recorded some new videos! This is the third time that we’ve had the pleasure of recording Jiji performing music at GSI.Continue Reading
This edition of GSI’s “Story Time” takes a slightly different turn, as we had the chance to sit down with the new duo Chika & Scott. The duo features internationally acclaimed artists Scott Morris (head of guitar program at CSU Dominguez Hills) and Chika Inoue, saxophonist with LA Phil and newly appointed faculty at CSUDH.Continue Reading
“… El Twanguero is a journey into the heart of the music … ” – Rolling Stone Magazine
We have for you some new videos of our friend and a GSI veteran, Taso Comanescu. Taso is a phenomenal player and we’re always impressed by his ability to develop an individual approach to each guitar only after a few minutes of warming up on them!Continue Reading
When Dragos Ilie was still a young student in Romania, his exceptional guitar skills were noticed by professor Andrew Zohn who visited Romania at the time. This first meeting between the artists, eventually resulted in Dragos coming to the United States to study with Andrew Zohn at the Columbus State University, Schwob School of Music. Currently, Dragos is living in Texas where he is pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Austin with professor Adam Holzman. Dragos is also a prize-winner of over 30 national and international competitions (including the Indiana Guitar Festival, the Columbus Guitar Symposium, ECU Guitar Festival, Texas A&M Guitar Competition, and Florida Guitar Foundation Festival).Continue Reading
Daniel Rodriguez Velásquez from Colombia has recently visited our showroom for the first time to record some videos. Daniel is not only a classical guitarist, but also a composer. He recorded with us Segovia’s original composition (and his most famous), “Estudio Sin Luz”. To make this recording even more special we asked Daniel to record it on a 1979 Jose Ramirez 1a guitar that was autographed on the soundboard by Segovia himself!
Virginia Luque recently visited Los Angeles, where she kicked off the 2020 U.S. Classic Guitar Concert season in the beautiful Shatto Chapel at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The next day, she gave a masterclass in the Guitar Salon International showroom where she shared a great deal about several topics, including her time studying under the great Andrés Segovia as well as demonstrating her extremely impressive “no nails” right hand technique. Virginia has played extensively on a 1933 Hermann Hauser I guitar for much of her career and was delighted to stick around after the masterclass to record a couple of videos (from the repertoire of the previous evening’s concert) on two Hauser I guitars in our showroom – one from 1928, and the other from 1952.
Please check out the videos of Virginia Luque playing Leo Brouwer’s “Cantilena de los Bosques” on an early 1928 Hauser “Llobet” model, and Jorge Morel’s “Danza Brasilera” on 1952 Hermann Hauser I – a very late guitar, built in the final year of his life.Continue Reading
Barrios expert & luthier Federico Sheppard, editor and visionary behind “El Libro de Oro”, the new 6-volume edition of the works of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, asked if GSI would be willing to provide the video companion to the first 2 volumes, and of course we said “yes”! Although Barrios is a household name in the classical guitar world, he is largely known for his phenomenal compositions, which have become permanent staples of the classical guitar repertoire. But very little has been known of his teaching materials and method until now. The series of videos that will slowly fill this blog post are all taken from the studies found in Volume 1: “The Barrios Method”.
In these videos, Sondre Hoymer performs on Federico Sheppard’s 2014 replica of “1911 José Ramírez – ex Barrios” RW/AR and Samuel Hines performs on a 2019 Matthew Chaffin SP/ZR. In addition, in the latest video, Ian Watt performs on a replica of Barrios’ 1927 Francisco Simplicio, built by Federico Sheppard.Continue Reading
Here are four new videos of Evan Taucher who recently visited GSI for the first time. In recent years, Evan has won eight prizes in professional music competitions, including three Grand Prizes. Currently, he is a student of Adam Holzman at the University of Texas in Austin, where he is pursuing his Artist Diploma, and has also had the opportunity to study guitar at the University of Alicante in Spain.Continue Reading