In 2014, Thai guitarist Ekachai Jearakul won the prestigious International Concert Artist Competition from the Guitar Foundation of America. He’ll be in Louisville to play at the University of Louisville, and perform a live in-studio here at Classical 90.5 on October 6th at 2pm.
Free and open-to-the-public. Doors open at 1:45pm.
Mauro Giuliani was responsible for making the guitar a prominent instrument in concert music, and was thought of as the Beethoven of the guitar. David Starobin’s newest recordings of Giuliani’s music if our Featured Album.
Jérémy Jouve won the 2003 Guitar Foundation of America First Prize, the equivalent of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition. He’s since recorded the complete guitar music of Joaquin Rodrigo for Naxos and his second volume is our Featured Album.
Gaëlle Solal started playing guitar at age 6, after becoming fascinated by a classical guitar concert. Since then she’s received many awards, including three gold medals from the Conservatory in Marseilles, a finalist for the Concert Artists Guild in New York, and the 2006 2nd Prize from the Guitar Foundation of America. She is in town this week for the 2013 Convention and Competition, and stopped by to talk about her career and to play Turkish and Brazilian music.