Savannah Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar, 2006 GFA.

Thomas Viloteau, 1st Prize, 2006 GFA Competition, Columbus, Ga. USA

Welcome to the Classical Guitar Internet Resource Site

A.K.A. - Savannah Classical Guitar


Need Guitar Lessons?  Looking for a classical guitar teacher in or near Savannah, Georgia, USA?

Famous/Favorite Composers of Classical Guitar Repertoire:  Matteo Carcassi, Ferdinando Carulli, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor, Heitor Villa-lobos


Gatherings for Savannah guitarists- contact me for more information...


Review of Alhambra guitars: In September of 2009 I had the good fortune to try out several models of Alhambra Guitars.  I explored four models over several days and wound up inviting a group of local guitarists over to also have a look...


New - Guitar Video Links - Ideas Worth Sharing (TED) and more.





February 23-24, 2013 - Columbus, Georgia. The 14th Annual Columbus State University Guitar Competition & Symposium.  Concerts, master classess, lectures - Artists include:  Jose Antonio Escobar, Isaac Bustos, Zohn-Sharpe Duo, Elliot Frank, Jeffrey McFadden, Guitar by Luthier Fang Renjun'; Andrew Zohn, Director

April 12-14. 2013 - Boone, NC (USA) 19th annual Appalachian Guitarfest and Competition will be held here at Appalachian State University.  Guest artists  include: Amadeus Duo, Stephen Robinson, Deiter Hennings and Alan Hirsh.

June 25-30, 2013 - Louisville, Kentucky The 2013 GFA Convention & Competition - Celebrating GFA's 40th Year! Partial Artist/Concert list: Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Aniello Desiderio, Eliot Fisk, Berta Rojas with Paquito D'Rivera, Les Freres Meduses, Michael Chapdelaine, Scott Tennant, Cavatina Duo, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, Dieter Hennings and Tantalus Quartet.  This festival includes many wonderful vendors/luthiers/workshops.


<----------------------------> href="#CG Concerts in or near Savannah, GA (USA)">Updated - 2012 Concert news below... | Instrumental Music Links


Recent Classical Guitar News &

Classical Guitar Festival Announcements



Spring 2012 - Two fabulous guitarist are scheduled for the 2012 Savannah Music Festival:  Milos Karadaglic (Classical guitar, March 30, 2012 at the Telfair Academy - a great venue for the guitar IMO) and Paco de Lucia (Flamenco guitar, April 7, 2012)  You can locate many videos of these two artists - here are a few suggestions:  1) GuitarWorld - lessons with Milos and 2) Youtube video of Paco de Lucia.  Of course, the Savannah Music Festival includes many more wonderful artists so make your plans now! :)


June 26-July 1, 2012 - It's time to plan for the 2012 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition which will be held in Charleston, SC (USA.)  Among the many wonderful artists is Italian Guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu - Cristiano has expressed interest in performing at additional venues during his visit - contact him via his web site for additional information.

May 30-June 2, 2012 The Parkening International Guitar Competition will be held from May 30-June 2, 2012. Eligible classical guitarists ages 18-30 (born on or after May 29, 1982) are invited to apply.  The Parkening Young Guitarist Competition will be held on May 29 and May 30, 2012. It helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study.



Friday, October 7, 800 PM, Brian Luckett performs at the ARTworks Community Art Center,  2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A,Beaufort Town Center (Beaufort, SC) tickets, $10.00

Sunday, October 23, 300 PM, Brian Luckett performs at the Skidaway Island United ethodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411, Free Admission


Fall 2011 - September 6, 7:00 PM Texas Guitar Quartet Troubadour Series, Wofford College, Spartenburg, SC


Winter/Spring 2011 - Troubadour Series, Wofford College, Spartenburg, SC (note, search for 'Troubadour Series' if needed...)

February 26 and 27, 2011 - Columbus, Georgia. The 12th Annual Columbus State University Guitar Competition & Symposium.  Concerts, master classess, lectures - Artists include:  Xuefei Yang, Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo, Jan Bartlema, Dr. Kevin Manderville, and Andrew Zohn, Director.

April 1-3, 2011 - (Friday - Sunday) - Appalachian Guitar Festival, Boone, NC.  Guest Artists include: Elliot Frank,  Alan Mearns,  Andy Page Trio, and Matt Palmer.

June 3-5, 2011 - Memphis. Tennessee (USA.)  Memphis International guitar Festival and Competition - concerts, master classes and competition; artists include:  Lily Afshar, Edoardo Catemario, Ernesto Tamayo and Cyrus Forough (violin.)

June 28-July 3, 2011 - Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition.  Location: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, Georgia (USA); Hosted by the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University.  Artists/Lecturers include:  Alberto Mesirca, Alvaro Pierri, Colin Thurmond, David Russell, David Starobin, Duo46 , Gaelle Solal, Galen Wixson, Henderson-Kolk Duo, Ioannis Andronoglou, Jeffrey McFadden, Jim McCutcheon, Keith Calmes, Kolk Duo, Luigi Attademo, Matanya Ophee, Matthew Gould, Michael Dias, Nigel North, Paris Guitar, Paul Galbraith, Rafael Aguirre, Ren Merry, Ricardo Cobo, Scott Tennant, Soloduo , Stephen Goss, Steven Walter, The Czar's, Thomas Heck, Tom Amoriello.


The 2009 Parkening International Guitar Competition documentary will debut on Tuesday, July 13 [2010], at 10 p.m. [PDT], on PBS television station KCET in Los Angeles. The program will be repeated on Sunday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. Pending funding, the next Parkening Competition will be held in May 2012. Details will be announced by December 2010.  (I will guess that we might also see this on other PBS stations at some point...)

For more information, please visit:

Video links moved to this page.

 Classical Guitar Articles and Links


Classical Guitar Concerts in or near Savannah, GA  (USA)

March 19, 2010 - The Assad Brothers performed in Savannah during the Savannah Music Festival.


 Manuel Barrueco performed in Savannah during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival (photo below.)

Guitarist Manual Barrueco performed in Savannah during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival - Photo by Dale Reagan. 

  SCG:  Appalachian Guitar Festival: Benjamin Biers. SCG:  Appalachian Guitar Festival - youth competitor.SCG: Appalachian Guitar Festival - ensemble. SCG:  Appalachian Guitar Festival: Elliot Frank. SCG:  Appalachian Guitar Festival: Stephen Robinson.

Other East Coast Guitar Events

(send me your event information...)

Contact the WebMaster if you are interested in supporting future classical guitar events in the Savannah, Georgia area. 

Links/Event/New Items

Classical Guitar Mailing Lists (discussion & announcement lists)

Gunnar Eisel's World Guitarist

Other Classical Guitar Pages and Links

Hyms for the Guitar Project

Guitar music from Argentina and Uruguay - Free scores  - this is a wonderful collection of new guitar repertoire.

East Coast Classical Guitar Events 2007-8  

 Announcements and comments from Angelo Gilardino on the "Segovia Archive" series of new publications of works discovered in the Segovia Archives (also links to postings by AG.). Updated 3/2003


Recordings of the Studies of Angelo Gilardino  


12/2006 - Angelo Gilardino retires as music editor and is now focused on composing...

  19th Century French Guitar (images)


    International Classical Guitar Music Festivals

May 28-30, 2009 - The Parkening International Guitar Competition, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, USA.  The judges for this year's competition include:  Nancy Allen, principal harpist with the New York Philharmonic; Manuel Barrueco, world-famous guitar virtuoso; Stephanie L. Challener, publisher of Musical America Worldwide; Thomas Frost, Grammy Award-winning record producer; and Costa Pilavachi, former president of EMI Classics. This event is held every three years (beginning in 2006) with previous finalists:  Pablo Sainz-Villegas, Roberto Moron Perez, and Petrit Ceku.  A competition for young guitarists (ages 17 and younger) will be held May 26-27, 2009. New Link

June 16-21, 2009  - GFA International Convention and Competition 2009,  Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, (USA.)  Evening Concerts: Eduardo Isaac, Roberto Aussel, Eden-Stell Duo, Andrew York, Daniel Binelli, Marco Pereira, Adam del Monte.  Morning/Afternoon Concerts:  Ryoanji Duo, Adam del Monte, Lynn McGrath and Tantalus Quartet, Elena Papandreou, Tango de Camara, Gabriel Bianco and Nicholas Goluses/Bonita Boyd, Ismo Eskalinen and Newman/Oltman Duo.

More International Guitar Festivals

A Visit to Italy (2003)


Online Poster Stores Listed by Topics 

Note: there have been many recent changes to these web pages - the menu bars (top and bottom of the pages) should make locating  relevant pages easier.   I suggest/recommend and provide links to a number of editions of  guitar music (classical, fingerstyle, and other editions using standard notation as well as TAB) for guitarists at all levels - please note that I do not have all of these editions nor would I use all of them since I am primarily a classical guitarist.  The Christmas/holiday music page does contain a number of comments about difficulty levels and some favorite anthologies.  The composer specific pages provide a little background and in some cases, links to web sites with more information.

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Best Selling Posters

2008 'Rings' Poster Collection


Savannah Classical Guitar

Solo Duo, 2006 Guitar Foundation of America concert, Columbus, Ga.

LAGQ - 2006 Guitar Foundation of America concert, Columbus, Ga.

SCG: Appalachian Guitar Festival 2008

SCG: Appalachian Guitar Festival 2008

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