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Liying Zhu Plays Barrios Tremolo

Chinese guitarist Liying Zhu plays Una limosna por el amor de Dios (El Ultimo Tremolo) by Paraguayan composer Agustìn Barrios Mangorè (1885-1944). This comes via the excellent D’Addario Foundation on their Youtube channel. I love her playing, so clean yet…

Xuefei Yang Plays Nocturnal by Britten

The amazing Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang plays Nocturnal After John Dowland, Op.70 by English composer Benjamin Britten at the Boston Guitarfest 2015. This comes via their YouTube where the great vids are getting pumped out at alarming rates. Nocturnal was composed…

Liying Zhu Plays Etude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos

Liying Zhu plays Étude No. 2 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). I featured Liying Zhu last week playing Barrios tremolo. I’m so impressed with the combination of accuracy and musicality. Love the mild echo on the repeats yet awesome maintenance of…

Liying Zhu Plays Barrios

Liying Zhu plays Una limosna por el amor de Dios by Paraguayan composer Agustìn Barrios Mangorè (1885-1944) on a 2013 Antonius Müller. Her relaxed and accurate touch is fantastic. You can learn more about her via her D’Addario bio page:…

Hao Yang Plays Matiegka

Hao Yang plays Sonate VI: Scherzo and Finale Allegretto by Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773–1830) via the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America, International Youth Competition, Senior Division Final Round Performance. This comes via the GFA YouTube Channel. Competition Final Results: 1st Place…

Xuefei Yang plays Shuo Chang by Chen Yi

Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang plays Shuo Chang by Chen Yi at the Boston Guitarfest 2015. This comes via their YouTube where the vids are getting pumped out in some massive quantities. This is an awesome piece. Chen Yi (b.1953) is…

Xuefei Yang Plays Spring Breeze

Happy Year of the Goat! Here is Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang in a live performance at the 2014 Chinese Festival at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Via her Youtube: “The piece is from Taiwan, and is called Spring Breeze. This…

Xingye Li plays Allegro BWV 1003 by Bach

Xingye Li plays Allegro BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) on a 2014 Roy Fankhänel guitar. This is from Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. This video is via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube…

Xingye Li plays Etude No. 1 by Villa Lobos

Xingye Li plays Etude No. 1 by Heitor Villa Lobos on a 2014 Roy Fankhänel guitar. This video is via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. Xingye Li is blazing here! Intense speed plus some good shaping and…

Beijing Guitar Duo Play Scarlatti

Beijing Guitar Duo playing Domenico Scarlatti’s (1685–1757) Sonata K.141. I’m always impressed with the ultra clean and crisp playing of the Beijing Duo with Meng Su & Yameng Wang. They are particularly suited to this as the original was for…

Amazing Youth Guitarist from Chengdu

Gerald Garcia recently did an interview with guitarist/teacher Xu Bao in Chengdu at the Sichuan Conservatoire. A very interesting interview with an accomplished teacher. Here’s a video of one of the young students via Garcia’s YouTube. Gerald, does this kid have…