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Adam Holzman Talks Austin, Texas, Teaching, and Learning from Segovia


Interviewed by Julia Crowe  [Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the April 2006 issue of Classical Guitar magazine.] Adam Holzman is as dedicated to his teaching as he is to his performing and recording career. Known for his Naxos recordings of Manuel Ponce (Vols. 1 and 2), Fernando Sor, Johann Kaspar Mertz and Antonio Lauro, [...]


The Next Generation: Inside the 7th Rago International Competition in Stuttgart, Germany

Ema Kabor, first prize winner

A report from judges Graham Wade and Oyvind Lyslo The annual Rago International Competition, which took place at the Stuttgarter Musikschule, Germany, February 14, 2015, featured two categories: candidates up to 16 years old and 14 years old respectively (ten to 15 minutes recital for each participant). Competitors choose their own repertoire by and large [...]


Juan Martin’s ‘Essential Flamenco Guitar: Vol. 1′ is an In-Depth Course for Absolute Beginners to Experts


Steve Marsh reviews "Essential Flamenco Guitar: Volume 1" This book follows on in a seemingly ever-increasing line of flamenco-based educational publications and DVDs from Juan Martin, one of the best-known names in the world of flamenco. This first volume asserts that it is an in-depth course for absolute beginners to more advanced players, and a [...]


Third Maurizio Biasini Guitar Competition Seeking Entrants


by Blair Jackson  January 2016 may seem like a long way off, but it’ll be here before you know it. That’s when San Francisco is hosting the third edition of the Concorso Chitarristico Internazionale Maurizio Biasini (the first time the prestigious biennial competition has been held in the United States), and it’s not too early [...]


Krystin O’Mara’s ‘Obsession’ is an Impressive Offering of New and Known Pieces

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It’s always pleasing when an artist creates a favorable first impression by something he or she didn’t do. Having provided two succinct pages of program notes, incorporating a brief introduction to his own work by Viet Cuong (b.1990), Krystin O’Mara then resists all temptation to drone on about herself by politely inviting any interested readers [...]

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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival Opens with Kanengiser Performance


by Stephanie Powell The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival kicks off Saturday, April 11, at 7:30p.m. with an opening performance by Grammy-winning classical guitarist William Kanengiser. Kanengiser is renowned as one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, first prize winner in the 1987 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, a number of albums [...]

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