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Bradford Werner

Bradford Werner is a classical guitarist and music publisher from British Columbia, Canada. He owns and edits the online publication This is Classical Guitar and sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions. He has taught a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and emerging young professionals in collage programs. Bradford taught classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and freelanced and performed in Greater Victoria for 20 years. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses for The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University, Calgary Guitar Society, and many more. Also see his work with the Quelus Guitar Duo, and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has commissioned numerous premieres and recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers. See more at his personal website.

Giulio Tampalini playing Podera

Giulio Tampalini playing Giovanni Podera’s Contrasti (Omaggio a Frank Martin). I like this for a few reasons. I’ve always loved Martin’s musical language, that mix of tweleve-tone serialism with strong tonal centers mixed in to keep the listener centered and…

Duo Melis play Bogdanovic

I really can’t get enough of these two. This particular video is so great to watch. I think it will have to sent out to all my students. Great ensemble, great technique, the whole vibe is just working for me.…

Martha Masters plays Bach

Sonata III for Violin played by Martha Masters. Martha is a GFA winner and is now president of the Executive Committee in GFA. Live @ Gitaarsalon Enkhuizen, Holland. Camera: Wilhelmien Stam, Bas Meijer en Frank Reijgersberg. Audio: Reijger Recordings marthamasters.com Source:…

Refreshing performance of Asturias by Aniello Desiderio

It’s not very often that I’d point people to this extremely popular arrangement. But Desiderio’s interpretation is so refreshing. Tons of rubato and dynamics. Amazingly captivating. Stagione concertistica 2009/10 Teatro Rossetti di Vasto, 13 dicembre 2009 Aniello Desiderio, chitarra Isaac…

Jonathan Leathwood plays Goss – one player, two guitars

With so many online videos with multiple players on a singe instrument this is a nice reversal. Love Goss, just getting to know Leathwood but I like what I see/hear so far. Interesting piece, very resonant. Jonathan Leathwood performs the…

Jonathan Leathwood & Yoshi Ishikawa – Bertoli Guitar & Bassoon

Some intense bassoon playing along with Leathwood’s continue/accompaniment playing. What a nice combination. Bertoli Sonata Prima for Bassoon Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon • Jonathan Leathwood, guitar. Recorded live, 7 September 2010, Faculty Tuesday Series, Grusin Music Hall, University of Colorado at…

Ferdinando Carulli – Best Sideburns Award

Carulli is good. If you think he’s boring then I think you’re boring. His music works very well on the guitar and is very effective period music and THAT is why he is freaking awesome. Plus, many of the duo…

Vintage Kanengiser playing Mozart

Some vintage William Kanengiser playing the Turkish March by Mozart. I have to say, Kanengiser can play better than this so you really should check out his more recent material. In fact the recording of this piece sounds pretty great in…

Interview with Rovshan Mamedkuliev, guitarist

Rob Reid interviews guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev who just won the 2012 GFA competition. How about influences when you were younger? Teachers, Composers, Players? Of course, at first the greatest influence on me is my parents and my guitar teacher Alexey…

Spotlight: Chaconne Klaverenga, guitarist

I’m delighted to post here the very first Spotlight & Interview of the site. Who better to spotlight than a young and rising star of classical guitar: Chaconne Klaverenga. You might have seen Ms Klaverenga recently in Soundboard, at festivals,…

Gaëlle Solal plays Fuego by Jose Ma Gallardo del Rey

A nice one by GFA. “Fuego” by Jose Ma Gallardo del Rey performed by the excellent Gaëlle Solal. She has such a great mix of flowing legato and aggressive accents. Cool piece too, you can check out his scores and bio here.…