It is a pleasure to be in the company of those who share my interests in the beauty of the classical guitar. I hope to learn from your collective knowledge as well as contribute to our discussions for years to come.
As a child, I was always fascinated with the guitar, as it was the defining romantic instrument in music. However, living in the districts of Saigon, Vietnam, meant that whatever income my family could earn was dedicated to living and building towards another day. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to travel to the United States, where I became a citizen and earned a university degree. The next logical step in this American dream: obtain a luthier-made guitar!
After being diligent with the money I earned while being a high school tutor, I was able to purchase a new left-handed La Patrie Concert on a 40% discount. I also signed up for lessons from a local community college, and was invited to my first recital after 1 month of experience to play Sor's Etude in B Minor. However, life and other passions stepped in, and I did not pick up the guitar again until recently. Hopefully, there will be no more interruptions this time.
I particularly admire the works of Albeniz and Barrios, but I am also fond of creating accompaniment to my singing of old Vietnamese songs. With further classical training in the future, I hope that I can do justice to these compositions, even if the hall only contains an audience of one.
I look forward to engaging in spirited conversations with you all!