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Jan
26

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Here’s Tina Lo playing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Minuet on a gorgeous 1988 Hermann Hauser III cedar and CSA rosewood guitar from the Russell Cleveland collection.

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Nov
08

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Here’s more of Tina Lo, who came to visit us from Hong Kong last month. She plays John Dowland’s Fantasie No. 7 on a great 2014 Kenneth Brogger ‘Stardivarius’ model, inspired by the rare inlaid violins made by Stradivarius which Brogger saw at an exhibit in Cremona. In Brogger’s words:

“This exhibit made of course a big impression on me, so I decided to make a guitar with the same inlay pattern found around the border of the soundboard just as Stradivari did. I also used this motif in the interior and exterior of the rosette. I could not use genuine elephant ivory as Stradivarius did, (it is forbidden to use now), so I went as close as I could and have used legal Mammoth elephant tusk instead. This guitar is thus built as a tribute to Antonio Stradivari.”

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Oct
24

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Tina Karen Lo is a classical guitarist and native of Hong Kong, but she has some serious California roots – she studied with George Sakellariou while she was attending San Domenico School in Marin County and later graduated from USC where she studied with Pepe Romero, Jim Smith and Tom Gaab. Tina has played all over the world, and when she was last in Los Angeles she stopped by to record a few videos for us. Here she is playing Rodrigo’s Zapateado on a great 2007 Pepe Romero Jr. maple and cedar guitar.

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Oct
25

Here’s guitarist Carlos Santi playing Sergio Assad’s Farewell on a 1972 Jose Ramirez 1a in cedar and gorgeous CSA rosewood. Santi teaches guitar and chamber music at the Universidad de Córdoba in Argentina and has toured the world as a performer. We have some more great videos of him coming very soon.

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Aug
10

Location: Longy School of Music of Bard College
Passes & Tickets: $20-45

With two full days of workshops, classes, and concerts, NEGEF focuses on the guitar as an ensemble instrument.

BCGS welcomes the Cavatina Duo as featured performers. Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner’s first concert for the BCGS around the turn of the decade was one of the best guitar/flute concerts we’ve ever heard. Their infectious energy, sheer virtuosity, and sensitive interpretations amplify the considerable potential of this instrumental combination.

The festival guitar orchestra will also premiere a new commission from the supremely gifted young composer Clarice Assad. Her works have been played by artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the Assad Brothers, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. Clarice’s musical creations are energetic, multifaceted, and border-crossing while appealing to performers and audiences alike.

Aug
10

Location: Longy School of Music of Bard College
Passes & Tickets: $20-45

With two full days of workshops, classes, and concerts, NEGEF focuses on the guitar as an ensemble instrument.

BCGS welcomes the Cavatina Duo as featured performers. Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner’s first concert for the BCGS around the turn of the decade was one of the best guitar/flute concerts we’ve ever heard. Their infectious energy, sheer virtuosity, and sensitive interpretations amplify the considerable potential of this instrumental combination.

The festival guitar orchestra will also premiere a new commission from the supremely gifted young composer Clarice Assad. Her works have been played by artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the Assad Brothers, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. Clarice’s musical creations are energetic, multifaceted, and border-crossing while appealing to performers and audiences alike.

Aug
13

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Here’s another video of Russian guitarist Maria Okhotina, who has won or placed in competitions all over Russia and Europe and who plays in various chamber ensembles including the ‘Quattro-mandolino’, the ‘Da camera е da chiesa’, the ‘Russian Guitar Quartet’, and the ‘New Music Studio’. Here she is playing the Gallarda from Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Escarraman Suite, Op. 177 on a 2009 Manuel Contreras II Double-Top in spruce.

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Jul
28

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Russian guitarist Maria Okhotina was in town during GFA and stopped by the showroom to play some guitars and record some videos for us. Here she is playing Turina’s Fanadanguillo on a 2012 Edmund Blochinger ‘Llobet’.

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Oct
21

Check out the latest All Strings Considered podcast in which Scott Wolf talks with the Cavatina Duo:

“A husband and wife duo comprised of Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic and Spanish flautist Eugenia Moliner. When Cavatina duo is not performing concerts all over the world or teaching as Artist Faculty at Roosevelt University in Chicago, they’ve somewhow found the time to record five CDs, and are regularly featured in international festivals, along with Denis’ ten or so solo CDs, his DVDs and more.

During their interview Cavatina duo explains their take on recording CDs in a world where consumers are less and less likely to actually go out and buy one. You’ll hear how their marriage actually benefits their professional collaborations, about the advantage of studying with a teacher who doesn’t necessarily play your instrument, and, of course, lots of great music.”

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.

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Jul
05

While there seems to be way fewer women than men playing the classical guitar, in the flamenco world women who play the guitar are pretty much unheard of. There are plenty of great women dancers, of course, and singers, but I have yet to hear of a single woman who’s really made it as a flamenco guitarist, and while I know there are a few, I have yet to see one perform in Spain, or anywhere for that matter.

Just after someone commented about the Iren Arutyunyan videos how nice it was to see a woman playing, I saw this flamenco dance video that someone had posted on facebook with a woman playing the guitar. The piece didn’t call for a whole lot of guitar, though, so I did a search for her on YouTube and found some more. Turns out Bettina Flater is a Norwegian woman living in Spain and doing the flamenco guitar thing. The first video is her stuff, and the second one is the one I originally saw on facebook that features the dancer Karen Lugo