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Mari Mäntylä - Guitar

Mari Mäntylä plays Orfeo by Koshkin

Finnish guitarist Mari Mäntylä plays Orfeo (I.Adagio, II.Allegretto, III.Adagio) by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin (b.1956) on a 10-string guitar (decacorde). This comes via her great YouTube channel. Great playing by Mäntylä with an excellent dynamic range, phrasing, and long form…

Dmitriy Murin Plays Pensée fugitive by Mertz

Dmitriy Murin (Russia) plays the fantasia Pensée fugitive by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806–1856). Wow, what a spectacular display of extroverted virtuosity. At first I thought he would not be able to sustain this level of punchy fast playing but he…

Anton Baranov plays David Del Puerto

Russian classical guitarist Anton Baranov plays Fantasia y Rondo by Spanish composer David Del Puerto (b. 1964). Interesting fact via wiki, “At just 20 his name was on the bill at the Almeida Festival in London and shortly afterwards he…

Anton Baranov Plays Tarrega

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov plays Etude in G major by Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909). Wonderful articulations and fluffy but fun gestures. Short and sweet. Baranov was the 2013 Guitar Foundation of America Competition winner and has also won more…

Irina Kulikova plays Torroba Sonatina

Russian born guitarist, now based in the Netherlands, Irina Kurikova plays plays Sonatina by Spanish composer Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982) at the “Altamira Night” concert in Shanghai Oriental Art Center. This is via Altamira Guitars and their YouTube. Super crisp…

Rovshan Mamedkuliev plays Amirov

Fikret Amirov‘s Lyrical Dance and On Hunting from Miniatures played by Russian guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev via GSI. Wow, a beautiful opening work followed by some extreme virtuosity in the dance. Make sure to keep watching! Mamedkuliev is the 2012 GFA winner.…

Virtuosity: Anton Baranov Plays Legnani Caprice No.7

Holy Moly! This is some serious flare from Russian GFA winner Anton Baranov. If it was any other composition I’d have to trash it for being over the top but here he gives us all the flash plus articulation and a…

Andrey Parfinovich plays Torre Bermeja by Albeniz

Andrey Parfinovich plays Torre Bermeja by Albeniz at the 54th Tokyo International Guitar Competition in 2011. He placed fourth. I really like the clarity of the fast arpeggios as well as the care to the full sounding tone on the melodic…