Classical Guitar Review Blog


Rupert Boyd Plays Houghton

Remember that 1969 ex-Segovia Ramirez guitar we featured in last week’s video with Celil Refik Kaya? Well here’s that same guitar—from GSI’s Cleveland Collection—in the hands of Aussie (now New Yorker) guitarist Rupert Boyd....


Celil Refik Kaya Plays Gismonti

Check out Celil Refik Kaya playing Egberto Gismonti’s “Agua e Vinho” on an ex-Segovia Ramirez guitar from 1969.


Yamandu Costa: PGF Documentary

The Paris Guitar Foundation just released a beautiful short feature documentary on Yamandu Costa, Brazilian guitarist and composer. Yamandu has some really intriguing things to say about the way that music stands “above” the “distinctions and...


Brownsville Guitar Festival

The Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival, organized by Michael Quantz, is coming up at the end of this week. Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Fest hosts the only dedicated guitar ensemble competition in the US, and they regularly...


Fabio Zanon, “The Romantic Guitar” (upcoming CD)

Fabio Zanon has a new CD set to come out with Guitar Coop featuring Romantic music, with works by Liszt, Bobrowicz, and Schumann (all first recordings), and Mendelssohn, Coste, and Regondi. Check out this nice teaser...


Yuri Liberzon Plays Vassiliev

Born in Russia and raised in Israel, now-San-Francisco-based guitarist Yuri Liberzon is an advocate for new music that also appeals to audiences, and is working to push the classical guitar’s repertoire to new limits (and...


Álvaro Pierri Plays Albéniz

Álvaro Pierri is one of the most inspiring guitarists of his generation. He is a musician of incomparable talent and his interpretations are always fresh and intriguing. Pierri recently did a six-part interview with...


Thessaloniki Guitar Festival

Thanks in no small measure to the artistic direction and organizing efforts of Fotis Koutsothodoros, the third edition of the Thessaloniki Guitar Festival is coming up just this week, March 16–20. The festival will host...


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...