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Irina Kulikova Plays Allegro Solemne from La Catedral by Barrios

Irina Kulikova performs the third movement, Allegro Solemne from La Catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel on a 2022 Eric Sahlin guitar. A very energetic performance by Kulikova with some nice definition to the lines. If you’re…

Pardy Minassian Plays Comme un Hommage à Ravel by Dumond

Pardy Minassian performs Comme un Hommage à Ravel (Étude Mélodique No. 3) by Arnaud Dumond (b.1950). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. “Pardy Minassian (Bardy Minassian) is an Armenian-Syrian classical composer and guitarist, residing in Los Angeles.” (read more…

Ethan Boyers Plays Otoño Porteño by Piazzolla

Ethan Boyers Plays Otoño Porteño by Piazzolla

Ethan Boyers performs Otoño Porteño by Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arranged by Sérgio Assad and played on a 2022 Vicente Carrillo guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube. Great playing by Ethan Boyers. Love the forward rhythmic drive and risky rapid…

Liying Zhu Plays Danza Colombiana by Langer

The amazing Liying Zhu performs Danza Colombiana from Suite Latina by Michael Langer on a 2022 Dietmar Heubner classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Every time I hear Liying Zhu play I’m blown away by her virtuosity and overall musicality. Her playing is so fluid,…

Grygorii Koval Plays Serenade by Gubaidulina

Ukrainian classical guitarist Grygorii Koval plays Serenade by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Koval, who is studying for doctorate at USC, also put together this fundraiser for nine young guitar students still in Vinnytsia, Ukraine which you can see…

Minh Nguyen Plays Sonata K.209 by Scarlatti

Minh Nguyen performs Sonata K.209 / L.428 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on a Elias Bonet classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Nicely balanced performance which gets quite demanding. Below is an older performance on harpsichord by Scott Ross…

Tengyue TY Zhang

Tengyue “TY” Zhang Plays A Fancy by Dowland

Tengyue ‘TY’ Zhang plays A Fancy (Poulton No. 73) by John Dowland (1563-1626) on a 2005 Kenneth Brögger guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Great playing as usual from this exciting young artist. Nice imitation among the voices with good separation…

Storytime with Xuefei Yang

Stories and Advice with Xuefei Yang

Guitarist Xuefei Yang tells us about her pre-concert routine and advice on performing in public, her craziest concert mishaps, and about her experience arranging music on classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel for their series of videos…

Jennifer Kim plays Sonata K27 by Scarlatti

Jennifer Kim plays Sonata K27, L449 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on a classical guitar made by Yulong Guo at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA. This comes via their great YouTube Channel. A number of things I really…

Adam Levin plays La Primavera by Tedesco

Adam Levin playing La Primavera from Platero y Yo by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) on a 2012 Jeffrey Elliott classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. One can never get enough of Tedesco’s excellent motivic writing and Levin’s energetic…

Pepe Romero Plays Sevillana Turina

Pepe Romero performs the introduction to Sevillana by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina (1882–1949) on a 1924 Miguel Rodriguez guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube.

Comanescu/Masuda Play Tanti Anni Prima by Piazzolla

You had me at chamber music! Guitarist Taso Comanescu and cellist Yoshika Masuda play Taso’s arrangement of Tanti Anni Prima (Ave Maria) by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), with Taso playing a 2016 Francois Leonard classical guitar. Recorded at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa…