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Mobius Trio Reports from Darmstadt: Tales of Hoppstock, Apfelwein, and Castle Frankenstein


  by Matthew Linder, Robert Nance, and Mason Fish Hello and greetings from Mobius Trio! We are three guitarists in our late (but not too late) 20s, and our goal is to put the guitar trio on the map as a viable ensemble. When we formed as masters students at the San Francisco Conservatory in [...]

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GFA Day 1: Texas Guitar Quartet, Pavel Steidl, and More


By Blair Jackson Greetings from the Guitar Foundation of America's annual convention! Aside from a lively vendor's fair (lots of luthiers showing beautiful classical guitars, and others offering accessories and music, etc.), workshops, youth and adult competitions (closed in the early rounds), and interesting lectures (I caught one on Barrios' tours of Brazil; fascinating), there [...]


Modern Greek Composers Seek to Put their Music on the Map


Chris Dumigan Reviews "Greek Guitar Music" published by Les Productions D’Oz. It is fair to say that in the guitar world, Greek guitar music is not as well-known as many other areas; why, I’m not really sure, but this large volume hopes to change that. None of these composers were known to me, so it [...]


Watch Christina Sandsengen’s New Video for ‘Preludio Saudade’

Watch Christina Sandsengen’s New Video for ‘Preludio Saudade ‘

Shot in the historic Tomba Emmanuelle in Oslo, Norway, Sandsengen's new music video is a feast for the eyes and ears. Her rendition of Barrios' Preludio Saudade appears on her debut album Shades & Contrasts. Be on the lookout for an interview with Sandsengen in a forthcoming issue of Classical Guitar.


CD Review: Richard Durrant Cycles Past Tedious Pat Metheny Clones


Electric Counterpoint is an established and respected classic of its genre. Overdubbed recordings modelled on the Pat Metheny original have become increasingly thick on the ground of late, and live performances with more than a dozen guitarists on stage are by no means uncommon. All this is to be welcomed, since the hypnotic textures of [...]

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Watch Xavier Jara’s Award-Winning Performance from 2014′s Boston Guitar Fest

Watch Xavier Jara’s Award-Winning Performance from 2014′s Boston Guitar Fest

Here's Xavier Jara award-winning performance from last year's Boston Guitar Fest. Jara will be performing a solo recital at this year's festival, Boston Guitar Fest X: The Eternal Feminine. In addition to youth and adult competitions, this year's festival will feature concerts and master classes by Oscar Ghiglia, Xuefei Yang, and performances featuring fest director [...]

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