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with Evan Price, violin
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
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Here’s another great piece from the duo of Aaron Larget-Caplan and Peter Janson – their arrangement of the Adagio from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for two guitars. Aaron plays a 2017 Felipe Conde Crespo classical in spruce and African rosewood and Peter plays a 2001 Manuel Diaz flamenco in spruce and CSA rosewood.
Here’s Peter Janson, who’s been on tour with our friend Aaron Larget-Caplan (we’ll have videos of him soon, as well as a duo of Janson and Larget-Caplan) playing Ralph Towner’s Green and Golden on a great 2009 Erez Perelman spruce and Indian rosewood guitar. You can learn more about Aaron and Peter at their World of Guitar website.
Here’s Jan Depreter playing one of his own compositions entitled The Isle of Skye on a stunning 1987 Miguel Rodriguez in spruce and Honduran rosewood. This guitar is a bit rare for a Rodriguez in that it is a 650 scale (most Rodriguez guitars are 664), but it doesn’t lose any power or beauty as a result.
Check out GSI president David Collett on Zagreb television. David was attending the Zagreb Guitar Festival and discussing historic guitars. David reports that “I was invited to give a joint talk with Hrvoje Grgic, a local guitar aficionado and collector. He brought in about 25-30 guitars from his collection, including Torres, Santos, Simplicio, Garcia, etc. as well as several pre-Torres guitars like Panormo, Lacote, Stauffer, Pages, etc. They discussed the guitars with the audience – the background, history, etc. and had some players (including our friend Mak Grgic) demonstate the guitars. There were even some curious volunteers from the audience who demo’d some of the guitars including Carlotta Dalia from Italy and a local professional, Sasha Dejanovic . One of the players who did demos was Hrvoje’s son, Zlatko. Zlatko is becoming a bit of a local celebrity in Croatia, he plays concerts, enters competitions and lately has done a few TV features. His style is very interesting – he plays without nails, and plays on gut strings. His style is also very personal – very subtle, sensitive and unique in terms of phrasing, color shifts, exploration of sound, etc. Very interesting young man!”
For the sixth consecutive time, Yamaha is sponsoring the Six String Theory Competition, hosted by Grammy®-winning guitarist and producer, Lee Ritenour.The biennial competition accepts performer applications for guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and drums, and offers winners performance opportunities and scholarships, as well as prizes from sponsors.
Registration is open January 15, 2018 via the contest website, Sixstringtheory.com, and entries are made by submitting two YouTube videos for consideration. Registration closes May 31, 2018 and winners are announced the first week of June 2018.