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Thomas Viloteau plays Fuga by M. Ponce

Love French guitarist Thomas Viloteau! I think he won GFA back in 2006 as well did the Naxos thing and a DVD for Mel BAy. Great performance of this wonderful work by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948). Video Link/Source:…

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…

Vladimir Gorbach plays Llobet

Another nice one from Vladimir Gorbach via gfavideo Variaciones sobre un tema de Fernando Sor, Op. 15 composed by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938) performed by Vladimir Gorbach July 3, 2011 – Legacy Hall Columbus State University 2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert…

GFA Youth Winner Kevin Loh plays Paganini

Kids these days, always up to no good! Jokes aside, what a great young player Kevin Loh is. Congrats to him for winning the youth section of the GFA competition. Sonata in E major I. Minuetto II. Rondo (4:20) composed…

András Csáki plays Giuliani

I really enjoy watching Csáki perform. It appears that he is really into what he’s doing and focused purely on the music. Exciting performance and some great phrasing. I can only stand listening to the Rossiniana’s if they have absolutely…

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:…

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…

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.…