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Tariq Harb plays guitar at TEDGlobal 2013

Classical guitar virtuoso Tariq Harb had a surprising major in college: finance. The Jordanian-born musician moved to Canada in 1999 to study at Concordia University. But after a few years in the financial sector, he found himself deeply unfulfilled. He decided to…

Tariq Harb plays Giuliani’s Gran Sonata Eroica, Op.150

I’ve featured Tariq Harb on Classical Guitar Canada on many occasions but rarely here on this is classical guitar.  He’s excellent and certainly a one of my favorite upcoming professional guitarists who’s been taking competitions by storm. He also has…

Woo Tak Kim plays Rodrigo

Video Link: Some fine playing by South Korean youth Woo Tak Kim during last year’s GFA festival. Woo Tak Kim placed second in the youth competition. This is great, it’s pretty aggressive playing but with just enough sensitivity! Woo! Un tiempo…

Review: Ioana Gandrabur – Guitar Masterpieces

Ioana Gandrabur – Guitar Masterpieces Guitar Masterpieces From Bach to Barrios [Originally reviewed on Classical Guitar Canada in 2012] Buy or listen to samples: Ioana Gandrabur Guitar Masterpieces via Amazon Release Date: 2010 Copyright: 2010 Ioana Gandrabur Total Length: 1:06:16 Repertoire: J.S. Bach…

Interview with Guitarist Dale Kavanagh

Interview with Dale Kavanagh Artist Website: dalekavanagh.com March 15, 2012, via email. Originally Published on Classical Guitar Canada. Bradford: You’ve given over one thousand recitals in more than forty countries around the world, how did your classical guitar adventure begin as…

Review: Soñando Caminos by Daniel Bolshoy

Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903-1982) SOÑANDO CAMINOS ŒUVRES POUR GUITARE | GUITAR WORKS by Daniel Bolshoy Release Date: September 6, 2011 Label: ATMA Classique Copyright: (C) 2011 ATMA Classique Listen to samples or buy on Amazon: Maza: Soñando caminos TRACKS:…

Review: The Golden Century by Alan Rinehart

The Golden Century by Alan Rinehart Artist Website: alanrinehart.com Listen to samples or buy via Amazon: The Golden Century Programme notes: Click Here (PDF) Previously Published on Classical Guitar Canada in 2011. I had the joy of meeting Alan Rinehart two…

Review: The Early Romantic Guitar by Murray Visscher

The Early Romantic Guitar by Murray Visscher, 19th Century Guitar Titania, 2010 Repertoire: Francois de Fossa (Op. 12, Cinquième Fantasie sur l’air des Folies d’Espagne) Mauro Giuliani (Op. 33, 12 Ecossoises) & (Op. 102, Introduction et Variation ) Ferdinando Carulli…

Review: Images by Rob MacDonald

Images by Rob MacDonald With the Madawaska String Quartet (Rebecca van der Post, Sarah Fraser Raff, Anna Redekop, Amber Ghent) & Peter Palovsky, double bass Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada in December, 2010 Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald is well…

Review: Orchestral Works by The Canadian Guitar Quartet

Canadian Guitar Quartet: Orchestral Works for Guitar Quartet Philip Candelaria, Denis Donegani, Patrick Roux, Louis Trépanier Label: Les Productions d’OZ Artist Website: canadianguitarquartet.com Buy or listen to sound clips via Amazon: Orchestral Works for Guitar Quartet This article was originally posted…

Review: Giuliani, Torroba, Sasseville-Quoquochi by Jean-Francois Desrosby

Jean-Francois Desrosby Giuliani • Torroba • Sasseville-Quoquochi © Jean-Francois Desrosby 2009 Artist Website: www.desrosby.com Buy the album via Amazon or listen to samples via CD Baby Repertoire: Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829): Rossiniane no. 1, op.119 Federico Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982): Sonatina Pascal Sasseville-Quoquochi (1972): Totems…