All Strings Considered — Dr. Walter Aaron Clark

April 21, 2013

Scott Wolf interviews Dr. Walter Aaron Clark Let me introduce you to musicologist and classical guitarist Dr. Walter Aaron Clark. Dr. Clark is the founder and director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside, where he is currently on the faculty. Additionally Walter is an accomplished guitarist, […]

New CD by Mesut Özgen, Anatolian Fantasy

April 18, 2013

Sequel to his first recording of folk-inspired solo classical guitar, Troubadour, Anatolian Fantasy includes works for solo guitar and chamber works, all composed by Mesut Özgen. Özgen’s playing is stunningly versatile and expressive throughout — Acoustic Guitar Mesut Özgen is a highly accomplished and exciting player; he gets the most out of the music he […]

Black Cedar Duo brings a unique approach to music history

April 11, 2013

Review by Stephen Smoliar published 4/9/2013  in The Black Cedar Duo claims to be the only ensemble of its kind to pair a modern guitar (performed by Steve Lin) with a diverse assortment of flute-like instruments, including a wood flute with a modern system of keys, an alto flute, and a recorder, all performed by Kris […]

National teacher training Aug 1-3 in Austin

We are very pleased announce a national teacher training session in Austin to be held August 1-3. The 16-hour training will have special streams for non-guitarist music educators, guitarists new to the classroom, and experienced classroom guitar instructors. Registration for current subscribers is just $50 ($325 regular registration, includes a 1-year curriculum subscription), and includes admission […]

CSU Montery Bay Summer Arts Guitar Course Announcement

April 10, 2013

April 9, 2013 Dear Guitarists, I very excited to invite you to apply for this year’s CSU Summer Arts Guitar Course. It takes place on the campus of CSUMontereyBay July 1-14, 2013. We have scheduled two solid weeks of guitar clinics, master classes, concerts, group lessons, and more with some of the top names in […]

All Strings Considered — Benjamin Woods

April 9, 2013

Scott Wolf interviews Benjamin Woods There are certainly some clear parallels between flamenco and heavy metal guitar playing: the search for an ever more blindingly virtuosic technique, the attraction to complexity, their driving rhythm and aggressive edge. A highly sought after accompanist of flamenco dance and cante, Benjamin Woods is the creator of some really […]

Teicholz to perform Actor’s Concerto with the Palo Alto Philharmonic

March 22, 2013

Marc Teicholz will perform the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Lee Actor, a work commissioned by the South Bay Guitar Society, with the Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra 8 pm  (pre-concert lecture at 7:30) April 6 at the Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (details) Concerto notes, by Lee Actor

All Strings Considered — Kapsalis – Ivanovic Guitar Duo

March 19, 2013

Scott Wolf interviews the Kapsalis – Ivanovic Guitar Duo Unlike any other guitar duo I have come across, the Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo (maybe just the AKGI Duo?) have created a truly distinct sound with their blend of steel string, eight-finger tapping, and the beauty and refinement of the classical guitar. Their […]

Listening and learning is key at ninth annual GuitarFest

March 7, 2013

By Heather Zimmerman The South Bay Guitar Society presents its ninth annual GuitarFest March 8 through 10 at Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Ave., San Jose, with two evening performances at Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose. In addition to these concerts, the festival brings together musicians and music fans […]

Fund established to help with Ernesto Tamayo’s medical expenses

March 5, 2013

Cuban-born classical guitarist, composer and conductor Ernesto Tamayo (pictured with John Williams) is suffering from stage 4 brain cancer. Amanda Gill has set up a fund to help with his medical expenses. Checks made out to Ernesto Tamayo can also be sent to her: Amanda Gill, 401 Evarts St NE #201, Washington, DC 20017 Donate […]

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