In the latest episode of Scott Wolf’s podcast All Strings Considered Scott talks with his friend Grisha Goryachev (they were at the New England Conservatory together). Grisha, of course, is the flamenco virtuoso whom we’ve featured quite a bit here on the GSI blog and whose videos have over two million YouTube views.
I’m personally interested in this one as I first heard of Grisha when I spent a semester in Leningrad (that’s what it was still called when I was a student there – it’s called St. Petersburg now) and he was a 12-year-old prdigy, and I later studied technique with Grisha’s father, a brilliant teacher and truly lovely person, when I was a student in Boston in the late ’90s.
In Scott’s words:
“Grisha speaks about his quest to enrich the classical guitar canon by the addition and performance of works by the great composers of the solo flamenco guitar, like Sabicas, Paco de Lucía, Rafael Riqueni, Gerardo Nuñez, Manolo Sanlucar, and others.
It’s inspiring to hear about the role his father had in Grisha’s musical training; his search for flamenco repertoire when sheet music was a sought-after commodity in Russia at the time, his patience, his support and dedication.
You’ll also hear about Grisha’s chance to play for Paco de Lucía and Grisha’s recordings of two works by Sabicas and two more by Paco de Lucía.”
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