Posts from ‘Artist Spotlight’

Nov
24

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.

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Nov
24

We’re very proud of our friend, Antonio Rey, for being awarded with a Latin Grammy Award for his Flamenco sin Fronteras album which was recognized as the best flamenco album of the year.

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Nov
05

U.S. Classic Guitar has already presented us two virtual concerts this Fall. We had a chance to hear a Grammy-Winner guitarist, Jason Vieaux and a wonderful duo of Eliot Fisk and Zaira Meneses. Now, it’s the time for the U.S. International Guitar Series 2019-2020 grand finale – the concert of the U.S. Classic Guitar President, William Jenks and the great Hawaiian guitarist, Ian O’Sullivan.

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Oct
29

Recently, we’ve had a new guest artist visiting us at GSI. Doris Ćosić is a Slovenian guitarist who came to the United States to study with Brian Head and pursue her Bachelor’s degree at the USC Thornton School of Music.

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Oct
10

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.

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Sep
29

Saro Babikian’s story is unique and shaped by many obstacles that he had to face in life. Saro grew up in Syria where he was exposed to harsh realities that many of us could only imagine. He is our good friend, and on the occasion of his most recent visit and recording session at GSI, we’d like to tell you more about him, his life and the journey that led him to living in the United States.

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Aug
20

Our very own Tomasz Fechner who works at GSI as a marketing coordinator and the GSI Foundation consultant has recently recorded 10 videos on 10 different guitars, featuring music by Joaquin Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Mauro Giuliani and Francisco Tárrega.

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Jul
30

Our GSI YouTube channel has recently featured a new guitarist, Brendon Grabowski. Brendon currently is pursuing his doctorate degree at USC Thornton School of Music studying with maestro Scott Tennant. He was also one of the finalists of the Ex-Aequo online guitar competition which was sponsored by GSI.

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Jan
07

GSI’s “Story Time” is one of our newer video series released on our YouTube channel in which we interview prominent guitarists to find out their most charming, curious and interesting stories – the details that are not typically part of the traditional interviews they’ve done over and over again throughout the course of their careers. Our goal is to get them “off script” and to tell of the more candid moments in their momentous lives.

A few months ago, international concert artist and superstar Xuefei Yang stopped by the showroom to record some videos and promote her concert in LA. We were able to convince her to stick around and share some stories with us, as well as share some rare tips and tricks she’s accumulated from a storied international performance career.

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Dec
30

GSI’s “Story Time” is one of our newer video series, released on our YouTube channel, in which we interview prominent guitarists to find out their most charming, curious and interesting stories – the details that are not typically part of the traditional interviews they’ve done over and over again throughout the course of their careers. Our goal is to get them “off script” and capture some of the more candid stories of their eventful lives.

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