Greetings Guitar Enthusiasts
Thanks to all who came out to our Celebration of the Guitar fundraiser concert to kick off the season. As always, your support is what helps us continue to bring high quality classical guitar music to Indianapolis.
And now we look forward to our first visiting artist. Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013.
Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls him, “a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”
As part of his prize from winning the GFA competition, Mr. Baranov will embark on a 50-city concert tour throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, and has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label. Mr. Baranov has been a D'Addario artist since 2013. He currently teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
To learn more about this artist visit his page on the Guitar Foundation of America website.
We look forward to seeing you there!
President, Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar
ISCG on the Radio
ISCG President John Alvarado recently spoke with Sharon Gamble on WFYI's The Art of the Matter to discuss the 2014-2015 season. If you missed the interview you can catch it at the link below! Our spot begins around the 13 minute mark.
Our Next Event:
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Location: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI
Address: 535 West Michigan Street
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 General Admission / $10 for Students / Free for ISCG Members
Click here to purchase tickets now.
Win a New Guitar!
Win a New Guitar! Cordoba Guitars has donated us a new GK Studio Negra classical guitar. We will be selling tickets for the guitar at our concerts throughout the 2014-2015 season. We will draw a winner at the final concert of the year in March, 2015. Tickets will be $10 each and you may purchase as many as you like. All proceeds go to support the operating costs of the ISCG.
The Cordoba GK Studio Negra model features a solid European Spruce top but with Indian rosewood back and sides to bring out a full bass and robust tone. The contrasting maple binding and black ebony tuners add to this guitars' overall beauty. A Fishman Presys Blend pickup comes installed, making this guitar a perfect gigging instrument. You can read more about the guitar at Cordoba’s website here.