Our latest classical guitar wunderkind is 13-year-old Conor Padmanabhan of Palo Alto, California. Conor is a student of Scott Cmiel at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College program. Here, he plays Roland Dyens‘ popular Tango en Skai, a tricky piece that demands great rhythmic surety and finesse. The occasion for the performance was a concert at SFCM celebrating the 60th birthday of Guitar Department chairman David Tanenbaum.


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