The Virtual Guitar Orchestra is at it again with a second edition, Scient, Safe and Sane by Sergio Assad with organizers Mak Grgic and Uros Baric. This comes via their sponsor Guitar Salon International‘s YouTube channel (see additional sponsors such as Augustine Strings and all the names of the players in the YouTube description).
The orchestra includes some of the world’s greatest professional guitarists and enthusiastic community members. The first edition Kaleidokithara by Sergio Assad (see video below) with 144 players from over 50 countries turned out beautifully. The 2nd edition includes 200 players and including of some steel-string and fingerstyle players! I was very happy to be able to take part in the orchestra section.
This edition includes a bunch of famous popular guitarists such as Ralph Towner, Peppino D’Agostino, Romero Lubambo, Sylvain Luc, Antoine Boyer, Joe Robinson, Martin Taylor, Miroslav Tadić, Thomas Leeb, Don Ross. Also headlining classical guitarists: Pavel Steidl, Jérémy Jouve, Pablo Sainz Villegas, Antigoni Goni, Fabio Zanon, Jason Vieaux , Adam Del Monte, Margarita Escarpa, Tilman Hoppstock, Fabio Lima, Kevin Callahan, Alieksey Vianna, Irina Kulikova, Pablo Márquez, Xuefei Yang, Brian Head, David Tanenbaum, Duo Siqueira Lima, Marylise Florid.