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We hope you aren’t getting tired of Grisha‘s videos because we sure aren’t! Here’s another stunning guitar demonstration with the flamenco maestro on a 2010 Pepe Romero ‘Blanca.’ In this performance, Grisha plays Sabicas’s ‘Zapateado en Re,’ an exciting piece that’s almost operatic in style as well as its level of drama!
For our next video with Grisha, we have his performance on the 1924 Miguel Rodriguez we shared last week in our post of Pepe Romero’s performance. As previously mentioned, this guitar is particularly interesting due to the fact that 1) it’s the oldest Rodriguez we’ve ever had in the shop by over 25 years, 2) Pepe himself used to own it, and 3) Paco de Lucia’s cousin was the owner before Pepe, and it is known that Paco played this guitar quite often. All this makes Grisha’s incredible interpretation of Paco’s “Malaguena de Lecuona” all the more inspiring!
You guys asked for more Grisha so he’s back this week with a Faruca by Sabicas entitled ‘Con Garbo y Salero.’ In this video, he plays a fiery 2017 Francisco Barba with a warm Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. The sonic result is a powerful and lively Andalusian guitar with the perfect amount of flamenco “sizzle” as you can hear in the recording. While Grisha’s playing looks effortless no matter the guitar he plays, the set up for this particular Barba makes playing a breeze!
Grisha Goryachev was back in the showroom recently and took some time to demo a few guitars for us. To start, here is his performance of Paco de Lucia’s exciting Almoraima (Bulerias) on a 2018 Pepe Romero which features a Cedar top and Indonesian Rosewood back and sides. This particular instrument was a perfect pairing with this piece as a 2012 model of this guitar was sold to Paco de Lucia and used on his album “Canción andaluza” recorded just before his passing in 2014. Four years later, Grisha effectively captures the soul of Lucia with his playing of this piece as well as the sound he produces on this stunning guitar.
We have some more great videos of Grisha Goryachev playing some fantastic flamencos, including a 1967 Marcelo Barbero Hijo (not even a flamenco, but a great example of how a good guitar is a good guitar), a 2016 Jesus de Jimenez in spruce and Bolivian rosewood, a 2016 Jeronimo Perez in cedar and pau ferro, a G. V. Rubio ‘1951 Barbero Ex Sabicas’ model blanca, and a 1973 Gerundino Fernandez in cedar and spruce.
Grisha Goryachev recently stopped by GSI and played just about every flamenco guitar we have for us! Here are the first few videos, including a 2011 Jesus Bellido, a 2008 Francisco Muñoz Alba that previously belonged to Grisha, a 2006 Conde Hermnaos AF 25/R in koa and spruce, a 1958 Manuel Reyes, a 1957 Arcangel Fernandez, and 2001 Conde Hermanos AF 25/R in spruce and CSA rosewood.
Grisha Goryachev & Serouj Kradjian will perform with Misuda Cohen (flamenco dancer) and Diego Alvarez Muñoz (cajon and percussion).
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We love when internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev visits us here at GSI. His brilliant guitar demonstrations – not to mention our seven-part interview – are among the most popular videos on our YouTube channel (in fact, one of our most-watched videos is Grisha trying out a real Torres in our showroom), so we decided it was high time to share his story about his life as a guitarist. Read on for Grisha’s bio!
Grisha Goryachev is one of the most talented flamenco players (to say the least) to ever come to our showroom. Enjoy this YouTube playlist of all his visits playing the magnificent flamenco guitars that we have here.
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.”
You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the ‘Media’ menu (at the top of our site) and choosing ‘podcast’ or you can subscribe or listen on iTunes by clicking here.