Performances by D’Addario Classical Guitar Artists, Philippe Bertaud, Ricardo Cobo, Eduardo Minozzi Costa, and Cem Duruöz, along with the winners of the Koblenz Guitar Festival, Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and the Iserlohn Festival.
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FARMINGDALE, NY, October 5, 2010 – D’Addario & Alhambra are proud to honor existing and new endorsees with an approaching classical concert series featuring classical virtuosos including Philippe Bertaud, Ricardo Cobo, Eduardo Minozzi Costa, Cem Duruöz, along with the recent winners of top classical guitar festivals including, Artyom Dervoed – winner of the 2010 Iserlohn Festival, Florian LaRousse – 2009 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition Winner, and Rafael Aguirre Miñarro– winner of the 2010 Koblenz Guitar Festival.

Continuously building artist recognition and offering opportunities for up-&-coming classical virtuosos to present high-level debut performances, the concerts are to take place at none other than Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on the following dates. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Tickets range from $50.00 - $65.00, with discounts for seniors and students, and this special promo code for members of classical guitar societies and partner organization members: DAD10593

October 28, 2010 – Philippe Bertaud, Cem Duruoz, and Rafael Aguirre Miñarro
January 27, 2011 – Philippe Bertaud, Cem Duruoz, & Florian LaRousse
February 24, 2011 – Ricardo Cobo, Eduardo Minozzi Costa & Artyom Dervoed

Philippe Bertaud, a guitarist beyond the boundaries, has studied jazz, Brazilian music, as well as classical, always continuing to search for new ways to achieve artistic regeneration. Versatile and expressive, Bertaud is revered as an outstanding performer, talented composer, and a recognized master teacher.

Ricardo Cobo is recognized as one the world's supreme virtuosi of the new classic guitar generation. His versatility can be heard in his award-winning solo recordings of classical and children’s music, his orchestral and crossover recordings and in hundreds of credits for commercial releases world-wide. His diverse and innovative programming ranges from solo concerti with orchestra to historical chamber settings as well as Tango and Flamenco dance ensembles to Latin and world music concerts.

A Brazilian musician of outstanding facility and musical insight, Eduardo Minozzi Costa plays with an enthusiasm and energy that captures his audiences’ imagination and draws them into a world of spontaneous and creative wonder. This facility and insight has also won him numerous competitions including the Sholin Guitar Competiton (2009), Fifth St. Joseph International Guitar Competition (2007), and IV Beeston Guitar Competition (2006).

Artyom Dervoed gives concerts all over the world both as a solo musician and playing with famous orchestras, displaying a wide dynamic range, intelligent and expressive phrasing, a technical facility without limitations. Artyom’s repertoire contains music from renaissance to the music written for him by contemporary composers, and over 15 concertos with orchestra. Dervoed also performs new-metal, industrial, tango and electronic tango, both on the classical and the electric guitar.

Cem Duruöz has performed in every major concert hall in Turkey. Since his United States debut, he has performed in Japan, New York, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia and major cities throughout California. His interest in all musical periods is exemplified by his guitar transcriptions of compositions from the Baroque period, as well as performance of works from every musical genre

The young French classical guitar virtuoso Florian Larousse, at the age of 22, has already wowed audiences on multiple continents. From numerous prizes in the some of the most significant international competitions of the guitar world to audience choice awards and recording contracts, Larousse has shot to the forefront of his field.

Rafael Aguirre Miñarro holds 12 first prizes at international competitions, conquering the world’s most prestigious events and is the only guitarist to win the “Schmolz and Bickenbach competition” for all instruments. Rafael giving recitals in renowned venues like the Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Teatro Manuel de Falla in Cadiz, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf and the Cervantes Institute of Munich.

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About Alhambra:
Alhambra was founded in 1965 from an original small guitar workshop located in Muro del Alcoy, Spain. From the very beginning it has been their policy to combine the highest standard of craftsmanship with the latest advancements in technology to produce the finest quality instruments. Today their top models are considered second to none. Although modern technology is an important part of Alhambra’s production technique, all of their instruments are built in the traditional Spanish way, garnering them worldwide recognition.

About D’Addario:
D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D’Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also runs and D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.