French classical guitarist, Judicael Perroy, blends fine technique with nuanced performances around the world that audiences have found both compelling and exciting. His international reputation as a gifted musician and brilliant performer continues to grow.
Vladislav Blaha has to be one of the hardest working and most accomplished classical guitarists in the world today. He has given concerts in 35 countries, and in the most prestigious halls on nearly every continent.
Celebrated as one of the finest of the world’s elite cohort of classical guitarists, Christopher is perhaps the closest heir to the Andres Segovia legacy. His world-wide reputation, as both a technical master who presents emotionally nuanced performances and a mentor for young classical musicians is professional benchmark for all to aspire.
New York guitarist, Peter Fletcher, has to be one of the hardest working musicians on the scene today, and he has the kind of career that most of us are striving to achieve. Fletcher has been able to develop and sustain a career that is centered on performing, recording, and touring with his guitar playing to large audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
There are very few classical guitarists who have been able to reach the level of being considered a maestro. One has to work endlessly and must dedicate their entire life to performing, championing new music for their instrument, have an extensive recording catalog, and they must spend a great deal of their time teaching and shaping the next generation of students.
Les Frères Méduses (The Jellyfish Brothers) is perhaps one of the most imaginative and exciting classical guitar duo’s performing today. Featuring guitarists Randall Avers and Benoît Albert, both who are equally accomplished as solo performers in their own right; this duo offers a breath of fresh air to the classical guitar world. And when these two different personalities come together, it is evident that they have achieved a very high artistic level and are able to deliver an expressive, polished, and captivating performance.
Being a professional guitarist I’ve had a lot of teachers over the years. These teachers ranged from my very first music store teacher who showed me the five positions of the blues scale, to renowned guitar educator and performer Roddy Ellias, and everything in between. I’ve been lucky in that each of my teachers was able to push me to the next level of my playing, helping me build the career as a guitarist that I have today.
Yale University’s Classical virtuoso Ben Verdery teams up with UCSC’s Grammy-winning Bill Coulter for exclusive shows in Chicago and Milwaukee July 14-17. They will be working to promote the duo’s second album, Happy Here, an eclectic mix of classical repertoire, Irish folk music and the occasional rock tune.
Brad Richter is a rare bird. He is a classical guitarist, but you will never hear him playing a Bach piece or any Tarrega. Instead he performs solely his own compositions, utilizing techniques few other guitarists use, mostly because he made them up.
Brazil seems to grow great guitarists as easily as it grows the palm trees that line the country’s boulevards and streets. Some of the greatest players to ever live have come from this South American guitar breeding ground, such as Baden Powell, Raphael Rabello and Yamandú Costa just to name three. With such a rich guitar history, it is no wonder that Brazil continues to develop and produce some of the best young guitarists on the planet. With a strong recording catalog already in his library, a series of high-profile concerts and the ability to compose, interpret and improvise at a world-class level, Ouro Preto based guitarist Tabajara Belo is a player that deserves to be counted as one of the country’s finest guitarists.