Ep 25: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

UK based Aquarelle Guitar Quartet has been steadily building an international reputation since forming in 1999. Alongside the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Guitar Trek they were one of the first guitar chamber groups of its kind and have continued to bring this dynamic form to new audiences.  They have appeared at major guitar festivals and released six…

GC Ep 24: Xuefei Yang Interview

Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Born in China, Xueifei was performing at the age of 14 in International Guitar competitions. She is signed to a top UK agency and is keeping busy touring, recording and collaborating with acclaimed artists. She will be in performing in Melbourne next…

GC Ep 23:The Melbourne Guitar Foundation

On this episode Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins join me to chat about the Melbourne Guitar Foundation and the Melbourne International Guitar Festival. We chat about what inspired the MGF and the challenges of running a foundation. We also review the upcoming acts who will feature at the festival which will be half at Melba…

GC Ep 22: Karin Schaupp Interview

Karin schaupp has had a remarkable career so far. She has worked in the top echelons of classical guitar performance, recorded for major record labels and played with some of the major orchestras around the world. Along side this she has also been very creative in her collaborations and projects which have extended well beyond…

GC Ep21: Manuel Barrueco Interview

Manuel Barrueco is a living legend of the classical guitar. For the past three decades has been at the forefront of classical guitar performance touring, recording, commissioning works and transcribing music for the guitar. He has also mentored a number of highly successful young guitar talents where he teaches at Peabody Institute in Baltimore.  …

GC 20: Interview with Duo Vela with Daniel and Marla Nistico

My guests today are a husband and wife duo Daniel and Marla Nistico. They form a flute and guitar duo called Duo Vela.

Duo Vela performs enchanting music from across the seas, giving audiences a taste of the sounds, rhythms and cultures of different lands. Formed in 2014, the duo has brought their exciting programs to venues in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and China.

GC 19: Andrew York Interview

Andrew York is a world renowned classical guitarist and composer. Over the past 30 years he has recorded numerous ground breaing solo albums and was also a founding member for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. His compositions which are rich in folk, jazz and ancient influences a have been recorded by many notable guitarists including John Williams and Christopher Parkening. He continues to tour internationally performing his compositions and taking masterclasses and forming various collaborations.