Tangential, I know (sorry) - but I can vouch for this down-under order of priorities. The only way to get an Aussie audience to sit and listen is to play outdoors or at a surf lifesaving club...which is a fun way to have a concert, actually!petermc61 wrote:Hi ErikErik Zurcher wrote:Come on Peter, are you telling me that Sydney has no Conservatory, music students or classical guitar concerts?petermc61 wrote:Hey Erik
That's a pretty exclusive game you have going on there. So if you live in a country like Australia (and I imagine many others) where young artists never tour then you can't have an opinion on talented emerging artists from CDs or videos?
Pretty tough rules in that game of yours!!!!
A concert is where real music is created. Recordings are like photoshopped reproductions, they look like the original but they are copies.
No, Sydney is too wonderful a city to be sitting inside listening to guitar concerts. Better to be at the beach or yachting on the harbour. Even when we get young touring artists that's all they want to do as well.
So at the risk of breaking one of the mods own rules I'm going to nominate the up and coming guitarist I most admire, even though ('Forgive me, Father') I have not seen him in concert: Tal Hurwitz.
From sunny but culturally destitute Sydney
Bless you, Gillian C!Gillian C wrote:...We really are culturally destitute in NZ so I make a point of going to every concert I can (as well as being involved in putting them on). Make an effort folks! I have been to concerts dire and fantastic which is the joy of live performances.
Wow !!!!! She is astonishing, a virtuoso at 13. She should be world famous.musikai wrote:In Friedberg, neighbour city of my Hometown Augsburg the guitar teacher Stefan Schmidt is somehow fulfilling wonders with his students. Quite a lot of his pupils, very young, are becoming so good classic guitar players, both technically and meaningfull, that is so refreshing to hear them play.
One of them, Leonora Spangenberger, 13 years old, is for me the most astonishing one. It is not only the power in her brilliant technique and understanding of the music but also the ability to give most convincing emotion. It really touches me. Like a cry of happiness seeing that someone is able to play this way at this young age.
That is also a (former) student of the aforementioned Stefan Schmidt. He is clearly a good music and guitar instructor.Laudiesdad69 wrote:Isabella Selder-checkout out her Sicca's videos of walton's Five Bagatelles-Awesome. I think she could be the next big thing.
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