Author: Alvaro Mendizabal

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TOP 10 GUITAWESOME EVENTS FOR 2015

In a world where it is increasingly difficult to conduct a sustainable life as a classical guitarist, any good news are a matter of celebration. Fortunately, 2015 provides many reasons to look at the...

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Whither the Segovia Legacy?

Some years ago, during a conversation with one of the most influential classical music managers in the world, the words “Andres Segovia” were uttered. The manager’s response: “Who is that?” This would not have...

4 Reasons I won’t lend you my Guitar 11

4 Reasons I won’t lend you my Guitar

“My name is “Guitar Collector”. I might perform in the local guitar orchestra or attend the concerts that the Guitar Society of my locality presents. I buy the CD’s, I buy the season pass,...

Classical Guitar Orchestras: Another view II (Reloaded) 3

Classical Guitar Orchestras: Another view II (Reloaded)

It has been a while. During this time, I have been fortunate to give a well attended lecture at the GFA Convention, visit this small event called the World Cup in Brazil, and while...

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Classical Guitar Orchestras: A Different View

These ensembles have taken the guitar world by storm and it seems no day goes by without a new orchestra being formed somewhere in the guitar landscape. The promises are many, and their supporters are fervent believers that this is the future of the guitar. Could this be?

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Welcome to Changing Strings!

WHY DO WE CHANGE STRINGS? Growing up in Peru during the 90’s, brand new strings were a luxury few could either afford or accommodate. Monetary considerations aside, there were simply very few places when...