What comes to your mind to the word “guitar”? A song from the radio or maybe a child of a friend who recently started lerning to play the guitar? The guitar is more than that: It’s a classical instrument for solo, chamber and even orchestra music with a rich history and a great repertoire which was created by famous composers. In it’s modern form, it’s a sophisticated instrument which – when played in the right way – reaches enough volume for a concert hall with ease.
It also gives the guitar player unique possibilities: In comparison to the piano (and other solo instruments), the guitar offers much more diverse musical effects (e.g. Glissando, Vibrato, timbres). In comparison to typical orchestra instruments like the violin it offers more extensive possibilities regarding polyphony (up to six voices playable simultaneously).
Yet, the classical guitar still doesn’t get much recognition as a serious musical instrument, especially from concert managers – and I can’t blame them: Many guitar players confine themselfes to a mediocre chliché-repertoire which they performe “just nice” – and nobody really wants to make the effort to go to a concert for that. Many people don’t even know the difference between the classical guitar and the acoustic or electric guitar. Therefore, my goal is to show the people guitar music of great quality and individuality to get the classical guitar the recognition it deserves.