Author: CGR

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RIP Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Today, at the age of eighty-one, one of the greatest composers of our time, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, passed away. Davies was a celebrated and prolific British composer and conductor who worked closely with...

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Brussels International Guitar Festival, 2016

Western classical music once relied on and thrived from the patronage of aristocrats and royalty. While many things have changed in the classical music world since the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this apparently is not...

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Southern Guitar Festival

The Southern Guitar Festival, hosted annually by artistic director Marina Alexander (South Carolina University), will be held June 11–12, 2016. This year the featured artists will be previous year’s first-prize winner, Janet Grohovac, and Amaral...

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San Diego Guitar Festival

The inaugural edition of the San Diego Guitar Festival will be happening just next month, April 22–24, 2016, and fulfills a worthwhile goal: This festival is intended to provide free concerts and master classes...

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Marcelo Kayath (Segovia Masterclass, USC, 1986)

You probably know well the 1986 Segovia Masterclass at the University of Southern California for its legendary confrontation between the maestro Andrés Segovia and then up-and-coming young player Michael Chapdelaine over fingering choices. But you...

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Taiwan International Guitar Festival and Competition

The Taiwan International Guitar Festival and Competition will be held on August 6–14, 2016 with an array of international talent. In addition to local artist Shih-Yu Liu—artistic director of the festival—TIGF will be bringing...