Who are the guitarists that you think more people should know about?
Who are the classical guitarists you believe deserve more recognition? Do share their names and, if possible, a favourite piece or performance video of theirs and how you got to know them! This will help us all expand our musical horizons and discover new artists together.
Can't wait to hear your thoughts and suggestions! Let's uncover the less-known maestros of the classical guitar world together!
Post a video of their playing so that we can hear!
Recently, I have been listening to Jon Mendle a lot. I love his repertoire, his instruments, but most of all, his exquisite playing. Here are two videos. The first is very low-budget and virtuosic, and the second is more produced and lyrical. Both leave me breathless.
At the moment I write this, he only has 576 subscribers on YT, so yes, I think he deserves more attention.
I thought I would throw one more in here, Jack and Elle Davisson from Palo Alto, CA, brother and sister these kids can play their butts off. Both will be forces in the guitar world if they keep at it and life doesn't beat them down.
The YT channel has more of both and little Elle i think 10 years old practicing.
This summer I went to see in concert one of the most world well known players and it was a big deception… he did not transmit any emotion. This is a great initiative to give more popularity to some great guitarrists. Talking about emotion and musicality here is a video of Borbala Seres who I knew in Tonebase. One of the best things of tonebase is this, getting to know great musicians
Last summer I went to Spain for the first time and discovered José María Gallardo del Rey - a legend of classical guitar that neither I, nor anyone else I knew, had ever heard of. I had the incredible fortune of receiving a guitar lesson from him at his place in Sevilla, after which he took me and my friend out for a beer. An incredible guitarist and soul.
One of the amazing facts I learned about him is that he taught Paco de Lucia to play Concierto de Aranjuez.
For me I’d have to say, hands down, Virginia Luque. She was the last student of Andres Segovia. I have never heard anyone play with such a combination of exquisite refinement and fiery passion. She is a virtuoso in both classical and flamenco, has several amazing recordings some of which are collaborations with modern composers, , such as Leo Brouwer, Jorge Morel, and Sergio Assad, among others. I will post here a video of her playing Rumores de La Caleta and a link to her biography on her website. She is truly quite amazing and everyone should know about her. www.VirginiaLuque.com/bio.html