Posts from ‘Live Performances’
Let’s be honest – here at GSI and in Los Angeles in general, we meet and hear a lot of incredible guitar players, both from seasoned professionals and the best up-and-coming young talents, and though we haven’t seen absolutely everything, we definitely get exposed to a fair share of great musicians. However, even from our very lucky vantage point, we can still be taken by surprise once in a while… and candidly admit we’re still floating from last week’s concert featuring the legendary Yamandu Costa.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.