Posts from ‘Live Performances’

Sep
18

We love supporting events that help bring the classical guitar community together in a meaningful way. The annual Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition and Festival is doing just that right here in our hometown of Los Angeles! Formed in memory of Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian, the mission of this festival is to bring performers together in an “encouraging environment” and to help students “deepen their determination … to achieve their goals.” The festival’s featured events include concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and both solo and ensemble competitions.

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Sep
08

We are incredibly excited to announce the concert of Brazilian virtuoso Yamandu Costa on October 24th in our Santa Monica showroom! Past artists to perform at GSI have included Roland Dyens, Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, Vladimir Gorbach, Marc Teicholz, Andrew York, and more. We are now looking forward to welcoming Yamandu and experiencing his 7-string wizardry in this intimate setting. Visit our page below to learn more details about the concert and to purchase your tickets before they sell out!

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Mar
16

romeros

We were fortunate to be able to record a concert last year of the entire Romero family along with virtuoso ukulele player Daniel Ho. The concert featured duets by Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho, as well as solos by each, in the first half, and then the Romero quartet in the second half. Angel Romero even made an appearance and sat in with the quartet. All instruments – guitars and ukuleles – were made by luthier Pepe Romero Jr., and it’s a wonderful showcase of the instruments played by some seriously legendary players.

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Aug
13

roland_blog

Here’s Roland Dyens from our concert last month playing two of his compositions – Alba Nera and El Ultimo Recuerdo – on that great 1969 Daniel Friederich.

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Aug
09

Dyens ‘Prelude’                                                                              Dyens ‘The Wiz and Angelo’s Waltz’
Tchaikovsky ‘Barcarolle’ & Chopin ‘Waltz, Op. 69, No. 2’                                                       Fernando Sor ‘Le calme’
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Aug
06

Dyens-Waltzes

Here’s Roland Dyens playing his arrangements of two waltzes – Tchaikovsky’s Barcarolle and Chopin’s Waltz Opus 69 No. 3 – on a gorgeous 1969 Daniel Friederich at our recent concert in the GSI showroom.

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Jul
30

roland

Here’s more of Roland Dyens from our Live at GSI concert last month. This time he plays two pieces he wrote in California – The Wiz and Angelo’s Waltz – on that great 1956 Robert Bouchet guitar.

Big thanks to the folks at AEA (http://www.ribbonmics.com) for lending us a pair of their N8 and N22 Active series ribbon mics and an RPQ preamp to record the show!

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Jul
24

roland_prelude

Here’s the first video from last month’s Roland Dyens concert here at the GSI showroom. As always, Dyens opened with an improvisation, or prelude (he explains why perfectly at the end of the video). We found a gorgeous 1956 Robert Bouchet for him to play.

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Jul
08

tara

Our good friend Tara Rose Davison – soprano and self-accompanying guitarist who has done some fantastic videos for us of arias and art songs – needed a guitar that could really fill a room for her performance at the 2014 GFA convention, so she came in to play some guitars and chose a 2002 Jose Marin Plazuelo that we lent her for the concert. The concert was recorded and here we have the first few pieces, including Zenobia by Ernesto Cordero, Mozart’s Vedrai Carino, Schubert’s Nacht um Traume and Viardot’s Les Filles de Cadix.

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May
29

‘Quicksilver’                                                                                     ‘Mechanism’
             ‘Knowing’                                                                                   ‘Squares Suspended’
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