The next installment of the D’Addario Performance Series features two internationally acclaimed classical guitarists—one a seasoned veteran of the States, the other making his U.S. debut.
On October 23 at 8pm, Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York welcomes to the stage Anton Baranov and Chiawei Lin, two rising talents on the world classical guitar scene.
Baranov, of Russia, has joined the prize-winning circles at 15 international guitar competitions—and at age 30, he’s only getting started. Baranov splits his time between teaching at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and performing live—he’s embarking soon on a 50-city tour of the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Brazil. Guitarist-composer Roland Dyens has described him as “a real musician.”
“[Baranov] is one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play,” says Dyens, “managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music.”
Sharing the stage and making his U.S. debut that night, Chiawei Lin takes a brief respite from the international guitar-competition circuit—where, in the last three years alone, he’s earned eight first-place prizes and four second-place prizes (including the top award at the 2013 Koblenz International Guitar Festival in Germany).
Lin, a 26-year-old native of Taiwan, currently studies guitar with Hubert Kappel, the renowned professor at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy.
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