San Gennaro Festival Photos

Nothing to do with guitar…but it’s a glimpse of life in the city as today closes the 92nd Annual San Gennaro Festival in New York City.

Mannes Guitar Music at The Americas Society

The Mannes New York Guitar Seminar opened with its annual evening concert at the Americas Society, featuring Artistic Directors Michael Newman and Laura Oltman of the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and Brasilian classical guitarist … Read more…

2017 WCGF – Rock & Blues Winner Interviews

The rock division judges for the 2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival were: Wisconsin-based guitarist and instructors, Roger Brotherhood and Matt Schroeder; and Milwaukee-based guitarists and instructors Peter Mac, Peter Roller, John Shiely, Steve Roberts, Michael … Read more…

2017 WCGF Jazz Winner Interviews

The jazz division judges for the 2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival included guitarist, composer and former Music Director of The Tonight Show Band, Kevin Eubanks, Hal Leonard jazz instructional series author Mike DeRose, Milwaukee-based jazz … Read more…

2017 WCGF Fingerstyle Guitar Winner Interviews

For the 2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival Fingerstyle Division, guest artists Mike Dawes and Antoine Dufour served as judges, along with guitarists Peter Finger, Kurt Plahna, Billy McLaughlin, John Stropes, Macyn Taylor and Candyrat Records … Read more…

2017 WCGF Classical Guitar Winner Interviews

This year’s Classical Guitar division judging panel included: Meng Su and Yameng Wang of the Beijing Guitar Duo; concert guitarists Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan, who both teach at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s … Read more…

Overview of the 2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival

The Wilson Center Guitar Festival celebrated its 5th annual international guitar competition this past August 17-19 in Brookfield, Wisconsin, with a record number of 105 contestant applicants competing for $32,000 in cash prizes, an $10,000 … Read more…

A Resonant Portrait of Videoguitargrapher Eric Cecil

Eric Cecil is a classical guitarist who has been using his videography talents to develop “Resonant Portraits,” a video series on his Youtube channel, devoted to capturing performances of many New York-based classical guitarists, including … Read more…

Stereopticon Album Release Party Photo Album

Gary Lucas and Jann Klose celebrated the release of their spirited and spectacularly joyful 4-star MOJO Magazine reviewed album, Stereopticon, Monday evening, May 2, to a packed house at The Cutting Room in New York City.  … Read more…

Topchii and Dukić at Carnegie Hall

The final concert of this season’s D’Addario Performance Series featured the Carnegie Hall debuts of soloists Marko Topchii and Zoran Dukić. Marko Topchii, who is from Kiev, Ukraine, has won over 50 awards in international … Read more…

LANDR – A Guitar Soloist’s Experiment

Released this past year, LANDR is a new online mastering process designed to provide quick, DIY sound engineering. It is based on an adaptive algorithm that allows artists to quickly and affordably refine the sound, … Read more…

The Met’s Historic Guitar Concert Videos

The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently showcases several concert videos on their official Youtube channel featuring leading artists who were invited to perform five different historically significant guitars from their musical instruments collection that are … Read more…

Berta Rojas at the Latin GRAMMYS

Last month, Latin Grammy-nominated classical guitarist Berta Rojas had the honor of presenting awards to several artists for the televised broadcast of the ceremony from MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. This year marks Rojas’ … Read more…

Los Romeros at the 92nd Street Y

The Romeros performed late October in the 2014-15 season of the 92nd Street Y’s Art of the Guitar series. Pepe Romero and Celin Romero, sons of the legendary guitarist Celedonio, were joined by the third generation of Romeros, … Read more…

Guitarists Lin and Baranov at Carnegie Hall

  Guitarists Chiawei Lin and Anton Baranov performed late October in the opening concert of the D’Addario Foundation’s Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. The series, first established in 1981, was re-launched in 2011 and is … Read more…

Juilliard Guitar Students Perform

Earlier this month, three guitar students who study with Sharon Isbin at Juilliard, gave a free weekend concert at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Bokyung Byun, Alberta Khoury … Read more…

Egberto Gismonti’s Concert at Symphony Space

Egberto Gismonti returned to New York on September 12, 2014 after a 10-year hiatus to perform to an enthusiastic audience at the Peter Norton Theatre at Symphony Space. The concert was presented by the Americas Society, sponsored … Read more…

The 14th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes

The 14th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes ran from June 24th to June 29th, featuring Masters from the Academy: guest faculty Fabio Zanon, Benjamin Verdery, Dennis Koster, Andrew Zohn, Robert Sharpe, Ana Vidovic, Tali … Read more…

Fábio Zanon Concert

The 2014 New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes opened with a June 24, 2014 evening concert with guest artist, Brazilian classical guitarist Fábio Zanon, at the Americas Society on Park Avenue in New York. The … Read more…

LAGQ at Town Hall

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performed this past spring at Town Hall as part of the People’s Symphony Concerts, a series founded in 1900 by German conductor Franz Arens to present the best … Read more…

Buono and Desiderio

Emanuele Buono and Aniello Desiderio Perform at Carnegie Hall The closing concert of this year’s D’Addario Performance Series at Carnegie Hall featured two exceptional Italian guitarists, Emanuele Buono and Aniello Desiderio, who were both uniquely … Read more…

Conte’s Market Jam

Every Friday morning in Yorkville, from 10 AM to noon, a small cadre of neighborhood retirees and actors from the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire band together inside Conte’s Market to enjoy jamming out on … Read more…

Isbin’s Troubadour

Troubadour, a documentary on Sharon Isbin’s storied career premiered earlier this month at Lincoln Center. Filmmaker Susan Dangel, who has worked on such projects as James Taylor’s One Man Band show and the Boston Pops and … Read more…

Duo Résonances

Frédérique Luzy and Pierre Bibault, the international prize-winning guitarists of Duo Résonances, have released their self-titled debut CD on the Calliope label featuring their beautiful recordings of works by Granados, Piazzolla, Scarlatti, Ginastera and Mompou. “Frédérique … Read more…

International Guitar Day at Mannes

This past Monday, Michael Newman and Laura Oltman, the Ensemble-in-Residence at Mannes, hosted a three-hour session of free concerts and lectures to the public featuring a variety of music. The program opened with Avril Kinsey’s … Read more…

Minimalist Music for Guitar Plus

The closing concert for the sixth season of the Guitar Plus chamber music concert series took place March 27th at Symphony Space in New York City featuring a program of minimalist music written and transcribed … Read more…

Celil Refik Kaya, Suzanne D'Addario, Janet D'Addario, Junhong Kuang, Jim D'Addario at Carnegie Hall

Kaya & Kuang at Carnegie Hall

This past autumn, Chinese guitarist Junhong Kuang and Turkish guitarist Celil Refik Kaya presented their Carnegie Hall concert debuts as part of the D’Addario Performance concert series. Kuang is the youngest to ever perform in … Read more…