"Antonio de Torres Jurado was the 18th century Spanish luthier credited with developing the shape of the modern guitar. Check out nylon-string virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela pay tribute to him in this performance of a song from their new CD, a piece called "The Soundmaker."
When George Sakellariou became the first member of the guitar faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1964, he was a 20-year-old acolyte of Andres Segovia and his new employer a respected regional outpost of classical pedagogy. When Sakellariou took the stage of Hume Hall at 8 pm on October 11, he opened [...]
Stringletter, the California-based publisher of Acoustic Guitar, Strings, and Ukulele, has purchased Classical Guitar, the magazine of record for the international classical-guitar community since 1982, from its founding owner, Ashley Mark Publishing of Blaydon-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. Classical Guitar was launched by English musician and writer Maurice Summerfield, who also authored the standard biographical reference The [...]
Australian classical guitarist Craig Ogden is the featured performer at a concert tonight to celebrate the 90th anniversary of BBC Northern Ireland. Officials from the nonagenarian broadcasting system are holding the October 8 “gala” event—dubbed “A Night of Celebration”—at Ulster Hall in honor of the BBCNI’s nine decades “at the heart of cultural and community [...]
The 2014 iTunes Festival took a rare classical-guitar turn recently, when Montenegrin phenom Milos Karadaglic performed as part of a “classical” installment of the typically pop-heavy month-long music showcase at the Roundhouse art center in London. Milos, as he is known professionally, performed works by Manuel de Falla, Consuelo Velázquez, and was joined by accordionist [...]
The life of flamenco great Paco de Lucia is the subject of a new documentary, Paco de Lucia: The Search, produced by the flamenco-guitar legend's children. Directed by De Lucia’s son and written and produced by his daughter, the film captures De Lucia, who died at age 66 in February 2014, in rare, personal footage, [...]