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  • Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Sharon Wayne plays Dusan Bogdanovic

    Here is American guitarist Sharon Wayne playing Dusan Bogdanovic’s composition called “Jazz Sonata”. According to her website, she is Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, and currently serves on the faculties of Worcester’s Joy of Music Program and the New School of Music in Cambridge. “Sharon Wayne received her BM and MM degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with William Kanengiser and James Smith. First Prize winner of the 1991 ASIA Solo […]

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  • Kaori Muraji: Variations on the Carnival of Venice (F. Tarrega)

    Kaori Muraji: Variations on the Carnival of Venice (F. Tarrega)

    Kaori Muraji is one of the most appreciated classical guitarist from Japan. She was the first Japanese artist to have signed an exclusive international contract with Decca Music Group. Here she plays a composition by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega, which are the “Variations on the Carnival of Venice”. ” Kaori Muraji is considered one of the most prominent classical guitarists of today, and her challenges and activities are always regarded with keen interest by the entire classical music community. Born […]

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  • Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai: Guitar From Another Planet

    Tony Pusztai, two pieces Okay, I’ve watched this 8 times in a row and I although this is going into the classical guitar category, this is serious jazz as well folks. Good luck being able to breath once you hear this… Tony Pusztai… is one of the most skilled guitarist I’ve ever heard.  Maybe a lot of you are going to faint from his dissonant chord embellishments, or maybe some of you are going to think that Tony takes way […]

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  • Vito Nicola Paradiso: Brilliant Performer

    Vito Nicola Paradiso: Brilliant Performer

    Vito Nicola Paradiso is an Italian guitarist, composer and teacher. Here he plays his brilliant rendition of the famous Neapolitan song ‘O surdato ‘nnamurato (The Soldier in Love). “Born in Puglia, Italy, in 1964, Maestro Paradiso (“Nicola” to his friends) earned a Diploma in guitar performance with distinction in 1987. Beginning in the late 1980s and for well over a decade, he competed in various national and international guitar competitions, taking the Gold Medal at the “Pergolesi” Competition in Naples and the […]

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  • Beppe Capozza – Tico Tico No Fubà revisited (2014)

    Beppe Capozza – Tico Tico No Fubà revisited (2014)

    Probably one of the best parts of doing this website is getting to meet so many great guitarist and developing friendships along the way. Here’s a guitarist that has decided to make videos in what looks like his home office or even his bedroom.- Beppe Capozza  from Italy. Great stuff here, and if you’ve seen any of Beppe’s earlier videos, you will see that he’s not only classically based (although he got all the technique down for it). This song […]

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  • Jeremy Choi: If (by Bread)

    Jeremy Choi: If (by Bread)

    Here’s a popular one for you… The song “If” by Bread Performed by “YouTube” guitarist Jeremy Choi. Now what do I mean by “YouTube” Guitarist? Well, in the last few years, guitarist have become very popular on YouTube. Andy McKee would be another YouTube Guitarist that comes to mind. It was difficult to find any bio info but check this out.. A Youtube interview…!! Special thanks to Harvey Theriault for recommending this video.

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  • Florian Larousse: GFA Winner 2009

    Florian Larousse: GFA Winner 2009

    Here is the young French talent Florian Lorousse mastering a “Fantasia” by John Dowland (1563-1626) on a modified classic guitar with 4 extra unfretted strings to mimic the bass strings of ancient lutes. The youtube description reads: “Florian Larousse is part of a rising crop of young French classical guitar virtuosos bound for stardom. Like his colleague Gabriel Bianco, Mr. Larousse is a product of Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and a winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition. As […]

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  • Franziska Henke Performs Carlo Domeniconi

    Franziska Henke Performs Carlo Domeniconi

    Here’s some really warm beautiful classical guitar playing by Franziska Henke with a composition by Carlo Domeniconi… and oh, tough to find any bio material on Franziska… but I did find this… While you’re reading, enjoy the music!   “Franziska Henke was born in 1988 in Sebnitz. At the age of 8 years, she began her musical studies on the guitar and has won numerous national awards for youth competitions. Since 2007, Frances studied “Guitar World Music” and since 2009 composition at […]

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  • Estas Tonne: Taking It To The Street

    Estas Tonne: Taking It To The Street

    Estas Tonne – RUMBADIOSA – Stadtspektakel Landshut 2013 “The Performance of “RUMBADIOSA” by the amazing guitar player Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut at 14th of September 2013 in the Old Town Residence.” Video: Sony HDR-CX550 Sound: Estas Tonne I read some of the YouTube descriptions and some of the comments were asking why Estas Tonne wasn’t famous? Some people that knew him commented that he “didn’t want it that way”…. Well, Estas does get a lot […]

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  • Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

    Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

    English guitarist Steve Bean is featured here rendering “Bohemian Rapsody” by Queen on a classical guitar. What I’ve found interesting in this video is that Queen’s composition brought a taste of classical symphonic music in their music, resorting to plenty of overdubbing and studio work. And “Bohemian Rapsody” is probably their highest peak in this direction. In a sense Steve Bean takes back that music to the roots of its inspiration, playing it completely unplugged on a classical guitar. Here […]

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  • Jim McCutcheon- Reunion

    Jim McCutcheon- Reunion

    Jim McCutcheon is an American guitarist, guitar teacher, and composer from Pittsburgh. He wrote this nice composition for a “reunion” of Wright State University classical guitar graduates (he being one of them), and this is the first public execution. (left to right) Michael Bard, Jim McCutcheon, Kevin Mulhall and Dan Voris. .  

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  • Cacho Tirao: Smooth and Passionate Playing

    Cacho Tirao: Smooth and Passionate Playing

    Oscar Emilio “Cacho” Tirao (1941-2007) was the guitar player of the quintet of Astor Piazzolla, the famous Argentinian composer. Here he plays the very famous composition “Zoeba el Griego”. Everything seems so easy in his hands…   By Miche Archetto

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  • Brad Richter: Who needs Castanets

    Brad Richter: Who needs Castanets

    “Elation” The Artist: Bradley Nathan Richter (born August 9, 1969) is an American classical guitarist. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife Kerstin and their two children. He began teaching himself to play his guitar at the age of 12. At age 18, having had no formal musical training, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago where he began performing, composing, and eventually teaching professionally. After completing his undergraduate degrees in performance […]

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  • Alberto Goicoechea – Tango en Skai (Roland Dyens)

    Alberto Goicoechea – Tango en Skai (Roland Dyens)

    This is some fine playing here by guitarist Alberto Goicoechea who was very difficult to find any bio material on other than this YouTube description. I’m sure some of you won’t appreciate the dancing in this vid but, this is a big part of the tradition of this music. Guitar playing of course is first rate). Here’s some description…. “Here playing the Tango en Sky by Dyens with an Argentinian couple (Ezequiel Herrera Petrakis and Maria Antonieta Tuozzo):  Composición original: Roland […]

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  • Marek PASIECZNY: VARIATIONS to Brad Mehldau

    Marek PASIECZNY: VARIATIONS to Brad Mehldau

    My friend Jay Tolbert shared this video with me. It’s a very impressionist performance by Marek Pasieczny. Jay, I”m with you… love hearing this kind of composition and playing. Here’s more info:   “SCORE: http://pasieczny.com/scores/ WAV | FLAC | CD, MP3:http://goo.gl/BGBhlG  According to Stephen King – a good book cannot in its entirety “consciously” come into being, but it also cannot be written completely “by hand”. The writer should concentrate on the single “seed” and let “it” lead the way in which […]

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  • Luis Carlos Barbieri I believe

    Luis Carlos Barbieri I believe

    Okay, sometimes I just got to wonder if it’s me or the other guy. In this case I’m not really sure who the other guy actually is.. Usually in Classical, the composer gets all the glory. So that would mean the composer is indeed Luis Carlos Barbieri So who is  Fred Schneiter? And when you go through more of this fine videos from this channel entitled Conversa de Violão, you start to see other names. My guess is that the […]

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  • Bruskers Duo: Soundtracks on acoustic guitars

    Bruskers Duo: Soundtracks on acoustic guitars

    By Miche Archetto: Here is the Bruskers Duo playing a theme that is very famous in Italy: the soundtrack of a TV series of about Pinocchio produced by the Italian national TV in the 70s. In their official website I’ve found that “Eugenio Polacchini and Matteo Minozzi, the Bruskers Guitar Duo, have been defined “two leading figures in the motley world of guitar” and “a source of inspiration for guitarists”. Molded by the classical (Eugenio) and modern (Matteo) music worlds, they use […]

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  • Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic: A Unique Guitar Duo

    Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic: A Unique Guitar Duo

    “The Imposter” is a song composed by guitarist Andreas Kapsalis Wow. What a way to start out 2014! This guitar duo of Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic was difficult for me to put a category to, cause it is a combination of a lot of different styles mixed together- certainly this is very unique and musical. I was blown away by this composition and had to listen to it over and over. Just great! “Cheers2011 Canadian Guitar Festival The Andreas Kapsalis & […]

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  • Alvaro Pierri plays Live On Japanese TV

    Alvaro Pierri plays Live On Japanese TV

    Julia Florida written by Agustin Barrios In the mood for beautiful guitar playing? Well this indeed fits the profile. Alvaro Pierri is featured here in a live concert setting that was broadcast on Japanese television. No mention by the uploader as to where or when the concert took place. Here’s some bio material that will help fill in the blanks: “Alvaro Pierri is internationally acclaimed as a leading personality in the world of the guitar. Press reviews around the world […]

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  • Leo Brouwer: Guitar Orchestra

    Leo Brouwer: Guitar Orchestra

    We’ve been featuring a lot of solo guitarists who are able to play multiple parts on guitar to fill things up as a soloist. Hey, why hire someone else when you can do it all yourself? Yea, some guitarists are even using Digital Loopers to be able to create a part and record it instantly on stage, then play it back…  play yet  another part over it like a lead guitar or even more rhythm. Well how about this for […]

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  • Jiyeon Kim: A young Korean virtuoso

    Jiyeon Kim: A young Korean virtuoso

    By Miche Archetto: Here Jiyeon Kim shows her skills with a transcription for guitar of Paganini’s Capriccio No. 24. Quite an amazing performance. According to her youtube channel,  Jiyeon presently lives in Philadelphia, where she is currently studying with David Starobin and Jason Vieaux at the Curtis Institute of Music.

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  • Gabriella Quevedo: Classical Gas

    Gabriella Quevedo: Classical Gas

    By Miche Archetto: We already posted a video by Swedish young talent Gabriella Quevedo this year. A few weeks ago she uploaded a new youtube video where she plays Tommy Emmanuel’s arrrangement of “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams. Great interpretation here, even more impressive if you think that she is only 16 years old!

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  • Fan Shi Long: An Old Man in a Kids Body

    Fan Shi Long: An Old Man in a Kids Body

    “Int. Gitarren Festival Velbert Juni 2012  Fan Shi Long / China Sieger der Altersgruppe 1 Musikschule Velbert” Okay…. Got to wonder why after a year this super guitar kid from China named Fan Shi Long or Shi Long Fan (I’ll get to that in a moment) only has 1,700 + views on YouTube for this performance? This is hard to understand for me. This kid has got such a wonderful flow.. The timing and tone is just so impeccable here… And […]

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  • Isabella Selder Performs Paganini

    Isabella Selder Performs Paganini

    “19-year old German guitarist Isabella Selder interprets Sonata op.3/1 by Niccolò Paganini. The concert took place in Gitarrenatelier Stickroth, Augsburg in July 2009.” A video of Isabella at 7 years old was my introduction to her playing. This however is absolutely beautiful mature playing and, she’s still only 19 (I consider that a kid still!). Some of the runs here are just fabulous … real knuckle breakers, especially towards the end of the piece. What is she up to at […]

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  • Ana Vidovic: The Makings of a Virtuoso

    Ana Vidovic: The Makings of a Virtuoso

    By Miche Archetto: This is a very young Ana Vidovic playing “Feste Lariane” by Luigi Mozzani. Even though the piece itself is not virtuosistic, you will agree that Ana mastered already the fretboard of her full-size classical guitar despite her small fingers. I found very impressive the tone and the cleanness of all notes she plays. We have already feature Ana Vidovic before in this video and also in this other one. If you liked this video don’t forget to share it with your […]

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  • Jeremy Jouve: Spanish Style Classical

    Jeremy Jouve: Spanish Style Classical

    Some really sweet guitar playing here by 2003 GFA winner Jermy Jouve. This was recorded live at Eybens France which is a small town where he was born. Here’s the YouTube description which pretty much sums it all up here:   “Over the past few years Jeremy’s concert program has become oriented towards 20th century European music. With this particular concert Jeremy has endeavored to illustrate his interest in this music by performing works from four European composers of different […]

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  • Steve Morse and Rik Emmett: Classical Duo

    Steve Morse and Rik Emmett: Classical Duo

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Steve Morse playing live with Rik Emmet in 1987, in the Much Music studios in Canada. They play “Up in the air”, originally played by Steve Morse with Steve Howe in the album ”Industry Standard” by the Dixie Dregs. During the same show they played also ”Midsummer’s Daydream”, originally in Triumph’s album “Thunder Seven”. You can watch it in this other video.

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  • Johannes Moller: All The Notes And Then Some

    Johannes Moller: All The Notes And Then Some

    This is spectacular guitar! Johannes Moller, who performs the Brouwer Sonata 3rd movement is as coordinated a guitarist as you will ever come across. His use of open strings is as good as it gets. I just wish more of you here would be able to appreciate just how great this is… seeing that it is classical… I’m afraid this post and this incredible playing will go unnoticed. After watching this, check out the vid I have included below. Here’s Johnannes […]

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  • Martha Masters: Emotion Runs Deep

    Martha Masters: Emotion Runs Deep

    I just started working on some bluegrass guitar lesson videos that I’m going to be sharing with you guys soon. So what does that have to do with GFA Winning Guitarist Martha Masters? Well, when you are performing in front of a camera, it really helps if you look like you are getting into what you are doing, rather than just be deadpan. Now Martha is anything but deadpan here… in fact, I would say that all of the emotion […]

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  • Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic: What A Duo!

    Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic: What A Duo!

    By Miche Archetto These are two virtuoso players from former Yugoslavia, Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic with their rendition of the traditional Macedonian folk song “Jovano Jovanke”. The bio on Miroslav’s website reads: “Guitarist, composer and improviser Miroslav Tadic completed his formal music education in the United States after studying in Italy and his native Yugoslavia.    He has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and musical styles, ranging from music of the Baroque and Classical periods to Blues, […]

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