Tag Canada

Drew Henderson Plays Fandango by Rodrigo

The excellent Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Fandango from Tres Piezas Españolas by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999). Henderson is one of my favorite guitarists and he also does all the video and sound himself. A wizard of all trades. I love…

Tim Beattie Plays Elogio de la Guitarra by Rodrigo

Young Canadian guitarist Tim Beattie playing Elogio de la Guitarra, mvt 1: Allegro by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999), performed during the 2016 Hamilton Guitar Competition Finals. Instrument built by Patrick Mailloux. via his YouTube “Tim is currently studying under the tutelage…

Eli Kassner awarded the Order of Canada

Here is a message from the Toronto Guitar Society passed along to me from its President Heather Morand Clark. Congrats to Eli Kassner, well deserved. Thanks to Canada for recognizing too! We are delighted to tell you that on June…

Tariq Harb Plays Serenata Española by Malats

Up close and orange. Jordanian-Canadian guitarist Tariq Harb plays Serenata Española by Spanish composer/pianist Joaquín Malats (1872–1912). Harb mentions on his YouTube: “It is originally written for piano and this is an arrangement I did of it for guitar. It…

Rob MacDonald Plays Forged by Räisänen

Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald plays Forged (2005) by Tomi Räisänen (b. 1976 Finland). This comes via his Youtube channel. Video and sound is produced by the amazing Canadian guitarist/producer Drew Henderson. Rob is one of my favourite guitar players, his new music…

Drew Henderson Plays Bach BWV 1003

The fantastic Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays the Adagio and Fuga from J.S. Bach’s second Sonata for Solo Violin BWV 1003. In his own words: “This arrangement draws upon material from Bach’s own arrangement of this piece for keyboard BWV…

Guitare Alla Grande 2016 by Heather Morand Clark

Guitare Alla GrandeOttawa, CanadaFebruary 11-14, 2016By Heather Morand ClarkPresident of the Guitar Society of Toronto The weekend of February 11-14 saw students from nine Ontario and Quebec schools gathered in Ottawa for a weekend of concerts featuring the incomparable Czech…

Douglas Hensley and Cathy Fern Lewis play Sharman

Cathy Fern Lewis (voice) & Douglas Hensley (lute) play “She walks in Beauty” by Vancouver-based composer Rodney Sharman. Recorded at Wood Recital Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, BC, May 2016. I recently recorded a new work for some colleagues of…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Roux

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti plays Par Vents et Marées written in 2013 by Canadian guitarist and composer Patrick Roux for his wife Chantal Gagnon. Par Vents et Marées is one of Patrick Roux’s ‘Panoramic Scenes’ for solo guitar. Audio and…

New Music Videos via Class Axe Workshop 2016

Here’s some of the pieces from the Class Axe Guitar workshop. The Guitar Society of Toronto with the Canadian Music Centre have created new compositions for solo classical guitar.  This year’s workshop included collaborations with guitarists and organizations in Vancouver and…

Review: Pour guitare by Steve Cowan

Pour guitare by Steve CowanWith guest guitarist François BergeronArtist Website: stevecowanmusic.comRelease Date: 2016 Listen to Samples or Buy via Amazon: Pour Guitare by Steve Cowanor iTunes / CD Baby Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan recently released an album featuring a collection of works by…

Class Axe: Call for Scores for Solo Classical Guitar

The Guitar Society of Toronto is working with the Canadian Music Centre to create new compositions for solo classical guitar. They are accepting proposals for the third edition of the guitar composition workshop. This year’s workshop includes collaborations with guitarists and…