This is ‘Estación Edén, guitar works from Uruguay part two’, the latest CD of Gustavo Pazos. Just like the former one it mainly consists of works by Gustavo himself. Compositions he beautifully describes as ‘musical reflections of never written stories’.
To get an idea I included a fragment of the first track: Cancion para (Ana) Lisa.
You can order the CD at Music & Words
This is Petko Genkov. He is a Bulgarian guitarist living in Dubai where he started his own music school. Last July he came to Amsterdam to pick up his guitar and in August he sent me his opinion about it.
I am playing several hours a day and I started to sense its values. Being a great fan of the Savarez strings I changed the strings with Savarez and the result is great. After the change of the strings the volume went a bit high which is excellent. The guitar sounds alluring and lyrical.
In the first days I started to play, the sound was a bit up. But now it is deeper and deeper. The strings separation is very clear. Few of my colleagues had the opportunity to listen to the guitar and they are very content with the result. Moreover I had the chance to listen to the guitar from the point of a listener.
The vibrato is very clear and sounds very poetic in the high frets. The basses are very deep. The combination between the discants and the basses is wonderful. I am sure that much of the development of the instrument is coming up. The fingerboard is very comfortable like Rolls Royce!!
In the end I want to say that the physical beauty of the guitar is extraordinary. As a Netherlands girl I named her Suscia. After the end of August the instrument will become an Arab princess!!
This is Chih-Hsien Tseng. She is a Taiwanese guitar student, studying in Germany. Together with her friend and collegue guitarist Arne Willems she came to the workshop to pick up her new guitar. Next month we’ll meet again. In Taiwan, where her former teacher, Alfredo Huang organizes a festival where I’m invited to give a lecture.
This is Miguel Angel Cano, looking at my little present for buyers of my instruments, a wooden string winder. Miguel is the owner of Guitarras de Luthier a guitar shop in Madrid which is situated right next to the Conservatory. Miguel started selling my instruments in 2013 but we had never met. Until last week.
This is Ricardin Hwuang, a classical guitarist from South-Korea. Last December he made a trip through Europe including Amsterdam. While being so near, he visited the beautiful Zaanse Schans where, to his big surprise, he bumped into Aniello Desiderio .
He posted many pictures of his trip on Facebook account but this movie is not there yet. I made it in my workshop, the day he picked his new guitar. The ticking at the beginning comes from his wife’s photo camera.
This is Goran Krivokapic, a fantastic guitarist from Montenegro. In 2009 he gave a beautiful concert in our series. For the ones who read Dutch, here a short interview with him. Last month he was invited by the Changsha International Guitar Festival in China to play a concert and give a masterclass.