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Hotlink: Interview with Jorge Caballero via Gerald Garcia

Over on Gerald Garcia‘s blog he interviews Jorge Caballero on “subjects such as technique, learning, focal dystonia and why he chose to transcribe a very difficult Mozart Sonata for solo guitar.” The interview was conducted at t the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium back…

Modern Hearts: Review & Interview with Adrian Verdejo

I guess today the site is called this is electric guitar! My good friend and colleague Adrian Verdejo has just released a brilliant recording of new music and modern works for electric guitar. Adrian is an excellent classical guitarist but…

“Fancywork” and Interview with Geoffrey Gordon

I’m very pleased to post this great interview with composer Geoffrey Gordon regarding his composition Fancywork. Not only is it a great piece but it was also commissioned by the excellent Duo46 who have been featured on the site a…

Interview and New Guitar by Luthier Douglass Scott

I was very pleased to have a nice visit the other day by luthier Douglass Scott. Douglass came over to my home in Victoria where we also had a good chat with Marcus Dominelli. Douglass sets up shop in Ladysmith on Vancouver…

Tariq Harb – a short documentary via Amman, Jordan

Tariq Harb let me know about this project he did over the holidays with Aramram WebTV in Amman, Jordan. It’s a short documentary about Tariq and the classical guitar released with subtitles in English. If you’ve been following the site you’ve likely…

Interview with guitarist David Starobin

A big thank you to legendary guitarist David Starobin for doing this interview! I first became familiar with Starobin through his recording of Elliot Carter’s Changes as well as Mario Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 10. I then came to know his…

Julian Bream Video Interview at The Gramphone Awards

Bream gets honoured at the Gramphone Awards for a Lifetime Achievement prize. Bream at 80 seems like a very chill guy these days. He talks about his schooling and youth. He mentions how music gave him an education in feeling,…

David Russell interviews via his website

I just found out that guitarist David Russell posted a number of interviews up on his website. Russell’s opinions and perspectives are so down to Earth. Love it. Plus, he really gives a good deal to the interviewer. Here’s just…

Spotlight: Heike Matthiesen, guitarist

I’m very happy to present this spotlight and interview with guitarist Heike Matthiesen. Heike is very active online and at concerts, festivals, as well as recording. It’s a real pleasure getting to know such a great player and such a kind…

Spotlight: Agustín Castilla-Ávila, composer

Here’s an excellent interview and some media by composer Agustín Castilla-Ávila. He was interviewed by guitarist and organizer Angelito Agcaoili.  Agustín was kind of enough to submit this article for the site. I’ve enclosed some additional photos and videos as well so you…

Pavel Steidl on Interpreting Music & Segovia

Video Link: The great Pavel Steidl on Interpreting Music & Segovia. Some nice opinions, he’s right, we need to, at the very least, understand Segovia and his editions before disregarding anything. At least for the works where Segovia worked…