Posts from ‘Player Spotlight’

Feb
11

We’ve seen Florian Blochinger grow more and more as a guitar player and luthier over the years. Here’s a little taste of the music he’s played in our showroom as well as some of the guitars he’s built for us so that you too can see Florian through the years.

Francisco Tárrega ‘Capricho arabe’                                     Francisco Tárrega ‘Lagrima’
Torroba ‘Romance de los pinos’                                         Francisco Tárrega ‘Adelita’
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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’
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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’
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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’
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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’

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Mar
24

Hailed by Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet”, Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs, and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players. He has earned this position, among others, to the unparalleled number of awards including 19 First Prizes from 1996-2007 at the most prestigious international music competitions around the world. His last triumph was the Gold Medal of the ‘2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition’ in Los Angeles known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world, followed by tour of over 50 cities in North America, Mexico and Canada during 2008-09 season, live recital video recording for Mel Bay Publications and CD recording for Naxos that reached the Naxos ‘Top 10 Bestselling Albums’ in September 2008. His live recital DVD “Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk” was nominated for the 2010 Fryderyk Award (equal to American Grammy) in the category of Solo Classical Music Album of the Year.

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