Guitarist Eva Beneke stopped by last week to play some guitars and played us some of her own compositions from her debut CD ‘Coming Home’ (available on iTunes) as well as Villa Lobos’ Prelude #2. You can find out more about Eva on her website.

Here’s Eva playing the title track from her ‘Coming Home’ CD on an amazing 1931 Domingo Esteso.

And here she is playing her composition ‘Stormy Crossing’ on a 2007 Aaron Green (which will be up on the site soon).

And finally here’s Eva playing Villa Lobos’ Prelude #2 on a 2009 Christoph Sembdner.

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10 Responses to “Eva Beneke at GSI”

  1. Johnny Lee says:

    Amazing. Truly talented. What a joy to watch. Thanks for the videos.


  2. Simply beautifull pllaying. I loved her Coming home, enchanted to hear those beautifull sounds.
    Thank you very much!

  3. Interesting fingering on the Villa-lobos. Still, sounds wonderful!

  4. Lawrence Tendler says:

    The guitar sounds clear but lacks character and warmth for my taste.Also ,eva pulls the rhythm about way too much slowing down too much and the piece loses shape and becomes too elastic,a metronome should help.

  5. Lawrence Tendler says:

    The Domingo Esteso sounds lovely ,warm and with lots of personality.The Sembdner guitar sounds clear but soulless and with little warmth and character.

    • Roger Moritz says:

      Totally disagree. The Sembdner is sweet, warm, and full of “soul.” It is a new guitar and still, it has quality.

      Coming Home, nice piece.
      Villa Lobos tempo was fine.

  6. Lawrence Tendler says:

    The Aaron Green has a nice deep cedar sound which with time will mature.

  7. Paul Weaver says:

    Wow! Im really impressed with the full richness of the Esteso. What a guitar, and certainly well recorded. Its also such a joy to hear, and learn of new composers. Eva is a very powerful player, and I look forward to hearing more of here songs.

    Thanks for the recording!
    Paul Weaver

  8. Tim says:

    Love this lady’s playing! Really a pleasure to listen to.

  9. Jesse says:

    The Aaron Green sounds fantastic! Classic richness of a cedar top with the added bonus of very nice separation and clarity can be hard to come by in a cedar top guitar. I own a 2010 Aaron Green Spruce top with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and I love the sound.


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