Welcome to the Classical Guitar Internet Resource Site
A.K.A. - Savannah Classical Guitar
Lessons? Looking for a
classical guitar teacher in or near Savannah, Georgia, USA?
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)
Classical Guitar News &
Guitar Festival Announcements
Spring 2012 - Two
fabulous guitarist are scheduled for the 2012
Savannah Music Festival:
(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
Porqueddu - Cristiano has expressed interest in performing at additional
venues during his visit - contact him via his web site for additional
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 www.artworksinbeaufort.org
Sunday, October 23, 300 PM, Brian Luckett performs at the Skidaway Island United
Methodist 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,
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 , 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: http://arts.pepperdine.edu/parkening/
Video links moved to this page.
Guitar Articles and Links
performed in Savannah during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival (photo
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.
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
- Angelo Gilardino retires as
music editor and is now focused on composing...
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
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.
International Guitar Festivals
Mark Windham's Transcription
of Asturias (3/28/98) - probably the most
sought after piece of music for classical guitar. (free PDF
score - thanks Mark!)
Rivals to Spanish
Romance (1/99) -
midi file, Spanish Romance (also know as
Anonymous Romance) PDF musical score and list of
comparable music for guitar. (free PDF score)
Holiday Music for
Guitar (Christmas) - summary list of arrangements of holiday
music for classical or finger-style guitar - music for beginners,
intermediate and advanced players..
RSI info for Guitarists -
introduction to repetitive stress type injuries for guitarists or
- Jun Sugawara, editor of Guitardream and
former editor of Gendai Guitar, passed away in Tokyo on Dec.
30, 2009. One of his last major projects was to engrave the complete
works of Sor - these (free) PDF files are modern editions with
notes in Japanese.
Posting Archives of Angelo Gilardino - noted
editor and composer.
Site Archives (Links moved to other
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.
Potential subscribers to mailing lists are encouraged to
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