Video Pick of the Week: Sedona Farber Plays Rodrigo’s ‘Tiento Antiguo’

It’s always exciting to come across genuinely talented young players. Sedona Farber is just 15, but has already won or placed in a number of competitions, including the 2015 GFA International Youth Competition (which she won), the Indiana University International Guitar Competition, the Texas International Guitar Competition, the Pacific Guitar Competition, and just a couple of weeks ago, first prize in Classical Gala West’s Sierra Nevada Guitar Competition. A student at Orange County High School for the Arts in southern California, she also plays in the Farber Duo with her sister Haley.

In this video, Farber—just 14 at the time—turns in a fine performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s challenging Tiento Antiguo, which was debuted in 1942 by Spanish guitarist Regino Saínz de la Maza (who had premiered the Concierto de Aranjuez two years earlier). Farber plays a 1999 Enrico Bottelli spruce-top guitar; the video was shot by/at Guitar Salon International in Santa Monica, California.