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April 3, 2018

Max Brenner at GSI

Max Brenner is a recent graduate of USC, where he studied with Bill Kanengiser. I met him last Summer at CSU Summer Arts in Granada, Spain, and had the chance to hear him play quite a bit. He came in to record some videos for us, including his arrangement of Schumann’s Traumerei on a 2018 Carlos Juan Busquiel in spruce and Indian rosweood, Ponce’s Prelude on a new 2018 Zoran Kuvac in spruce and CSA rosewood, and his own arrangement of the jazz standard All of Me on a fantastic 2001 Hermanos Conde negra. Max is currently recording a CD of his arrangements of jazz standards for classical guitar, so look out for that release.

Comments (9)

I love that arrangement of All of Me
It just shows you how great a classical guitar Sounds playing jazz.
Awesome flexibility and looseness in comping!

I was mesmerized by Mr. Max Brenners playing . I applaud GSI for introducing him to the public . He is a
consummate musician who combines musicality with impeccable musicianship . His timing , dynamics and
technique are to be applauded . He makes every guitar shine . Guitarists are always looking for the Holy
Grail of guitars . Max can make a Yamaha sound like a Hauser . It’s the musician not the guitar .
We have yet to learn that important rule.
Thank you Max I hope you have a successful career .

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