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Duo Tanguay & Boulanger-Samson Play Mirto

Patrick Tanguay and Gabriel Boulanger-Samson play the 2nd movement Reflexion from Tres piezas de Abril by Italian guitarist and composer Giorgio Mirto. These fine young players are both students from the Université de Sherbrooke music program in Quebec from the studio…

Beijing Guitar Duo in Concert

I recently attended an excellent concert by the amazing Beijing Guitar Duo. Big thanks to the Victoria Guitar Society for making it happen. The Beijing Guitar Duo has it all, shocking technique, amazing musicality, and perfect ensemble playing. The concert was…

Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan Play Debussy

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Prelude 5, Book II: Bruyères by French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arranged for guitar duo by Steve Cowan. Video by the amazing  Drew Henderson. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Beautiful arrangement and ensemble playing, nice work!…

Guitar Studio Recital – Victoria, January, 2018

I’m very proud of my students for preparing this upcoming concert. I’m looking forward to it. Here is the proposed programme below. Picture update Jan.22nd, thanks to all for playing! Guitar Students from the Studio of Bradford Werner Wood Recital…

Jeffrey McFadden Plays Jobim

 Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden continues to release a set of fantastic videos with the help of Henderson. Here he plays Eu sei que vou te amar by Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927–1994), arr. McFadden. Recorded by Canadian guitarist/producer Drew Henderson at Church of St. Mary Magdalene…

Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan Play Rodrigo

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play an excerpt of the 1st movement from Tonadilla by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). Video by the amazing  Drew Henderson. This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube Channel. Here’s his blurb: This is an excerpt of the 1st movement from Tonadilla by Joaquin Rodrigo.…

Tariq Harb Plays Capriccio Diabolico Op.85 by Tedesco

Guitarist Tariq Harb plays Capriccio Diabolico “Omaggio a Paganini”, Op.85 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). Video by Drew Henderson. This comes via his amazing YouTube Channel. He has a great blurb about the work on his YouTube: One of my absolute favourite…

Jeffrey McFadden: Prelude & Gigue BWV 1010 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden performs his arrangement of the Prelude & Gigue from the 4th Cello Suite BWV1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Recorded by Canadian guitarist/producer Drew Henderson at Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto. This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Canada’s…

Concentric Rings by the Victoria Guitar Trio

As many of you know, I play in the Victoria Guitar Trio with two of my closest friends and colleagues, Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. Over the years we’ve commissioned and performed many contemporary works by Canadian composers. Last year,…

Jeffrey McFadden Plays Cancion by Manuel de Falla

Triple Canada! Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Cancion del fuego fatuo from El Amor Brujo by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) arranged by Emilio Pujol (1886–1980). Recorded by Canadian guitarist/producer Drew Henderson. This comes via McFadden’s great YouTube Channel. Possibly Canada’s…

Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 6 by Paganini

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Caprice no. 6 from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. He has a large write-up on his YouTube about his personal experience with the…

Adam Batstone Plays Assad & Bogdanović

Canadian guitarist Adam Batstone plays III. Parati from Three Divertimentos by Sergio Assad (b. 1952) plus Mysterious Habitats & Unconscious in Brazil by Dušan Bogdanović (b.1955). This comes via his YouTube Channel. Guitar by Kamil Jaderny 2015. Video & sound…