WHEN CLASSICAL VIRTUOSO Michael Nicolella appeared in Frets magazine in 2006, his album Shard was described as “an exciting textbook on how ...
THE INTIMACY OF THE DUO SETTING HAS LONG
appealed to classical and 12-string guitar virtuoso
Ralph Towner. During his expansive fourdecade...
SINCE PERFORMING VIVALDI’S “CONCERTO
in D Major” with the Minneapolis Orchestra
at the age of 14, Sharon Isbin has emerged as
one of the ...
AT THE HERBST THEATRE IN SAN FRANCISCO,
a guitarist takes the stage carrying a Greg
Smallman guitar, sits down, and launches into
From playing in a courthouse to entertain “bored stiff” O.J. Simpson jurors at the request of Judge Lance Ito to giving a command performanc...
If you want to push the envelope, challenge convention, and strike down stereotypes, the world of classical guitar isn’t the most likely pla...
Manuel Barrueco’s latest recording is truly a novel idea. “In the novel Concierto Barroco by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier,” he says, “there...
“And now for something completely different.” I once heard John Williams introduce a concert piece with these words. This classic Monty Pyth...
Xuefei Yang’s latest album on GSP Recordings, Si Ji (Mandarin for “Four Seasons”) reflects her life and her time. Yang was born in 1977 in B...
Philip Hii has some simple and yet profound advice for his guitar students: “Indulge in your music. Move with the rhythm, let your melodies ...
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