Who are the guitarists that you think more people should know about?

Dear tonebuddies

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!

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
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    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

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      • Debbie
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      Steve Pederson yes, and imho she surpassed the master!

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    • Debbie this is wonderful thanks for the introduction. 

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
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      Jacques farmer you are most welcome, Jacques! 

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      • David Krupka
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      • David_Krupka
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      Debbie Virginia is a fantastic guitarist! And, for those who don't know, she plays without nails - something Segovia encouraged, surprisingly! For anyone interested, here's an interview (in print) in which she describes her approach to right hand technique:

      https://rmclassicalguitar.com/interviews/virginia-luque/

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    • Debbie thank you Debbie, this is really great! 

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      • Debbie
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      David Krupka so happy you are acquainted with her, David. She is quite extraordinary, also a composer and conductor. She should be a featured artist on Tonebase. A livestream with her would be fantastic. I am proud to call her my teacher and she is the kindest person you’d ever want to meet ☺️

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
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      joosje hi Joosje! You are welcome! She’s quite extraordinary.

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 4 mths ago
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      Debbie thank you! What a discovery!!! 

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
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      Emma so happy to have introduced you to her! 

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    • Carlos
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    • 8 mths ago
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    Alan Mearns! He's the next big thing! Check out his voice and guitar stuff too.

    https://youtu.be/8xA3ZDdwA8Y

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Carlos Sweet! 

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    • Steve Pederson
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    • Steve_Pederson
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    I also met Christina Sandsengen, a Norwegian guitarist, at the LA Guitar Festival this year. What blew me away about her was her original compositions. She did a candlelight concert one night that was both breathtaking and haunting. 

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  • I believe that Nicoletta Todesco deserves more attention as a performer and a teacher. I have worked with Nicoletta as one of my coaches for several years. She is an outstanding solo and ensemble performer as well as a composer. Her composition for four guitars Picking Berries in the Haunted Forest won 1st prize at the 2022 Austin Classical Guitar Composition Competition.

     

    Here is the link to her website

    https://www.nicolettatodesco.org/

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Martha Kreipke Yes!

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      • Steve Pederson
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      Jacques farmer This is so cool! Love all that he has going on! 

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    • David Krupka
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    • David_Krupka
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    If we include 'early music' performers, then I would draw attention to the Swiss virtuoso Pierre Pitzl, who plays both vihuela and baroque guitar (in addition to viol da gamba!). The 'Capona' (a kind of dance) performed in the linked video is by the obscure 17th century Italian guitarist, Ferdinando Valdambrini (about whom almost nothing seems to be known).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLa2uEL8_Wc

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      • Wai_Ng
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      David Krupka  His performance was stunning! Thanks for sharing, David.

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  • Matt Palmer is an incredibly virtuosic performer who originally came out of the shredding/metal world. His emotional range is breathtaking along with a technique that knows no bounds, but always used in service to his musical vision. 

    Additionally, Gohar Vardanyan is another young player and great teacher who can be found on YouTube. She studied with Barrueco at Peabody among other top players. Again, an artist with incredible technical and interpretive range to her playing.

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    • Behzat
    • Behzat
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    Roberto Aussel is a great master who deserves more recognition.

     

    https://youtu.be/bcmwJMLNtFc

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    • Behzat This really caught me. Thank you!

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    • Behzat Such a great player. Beautiful music. Thanks for sharing

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    • Ken
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    • 8 mths ago
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    Has anyone checked out this new composer from the. Netherlands named Karlijn Langendijk? Check her concert out at Siccas. It’s interesting and refreshing change from our usual stuff we play.

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    • Ken what a nice discovery! Thank you!

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      • Ken
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      joosje 

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