Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

Our 2018-19 Season:

Monthly Member Events

Featuring special presentations and Open Mic performances

October 2018 Meeting: Beijing Guitar Duo

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Masterclass
Meng Su and Yameng Wang will conduct a masterclass

November 2018 Meeting: Tali Roth

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How to Build a Career in Music
Pursuing your passions, investing in your career, and finding your unique voice to navigate your path in music

December 2018 Meeting: Kevin Sherwin

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Classical Guitar on Early Sound Recordings: Style, Expression, and Technique
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, classical guitarists exhibited distinctive performance practices that were captured through historical sound recordings. Drawing primarily on the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings, this presentation will explore, discuss, analyze, and provide historical audio samples, and uncover performance practices that are not explicitly instructed in early manuscript scores of the repertoire.

January 2019 Meeting: Mark Delpriora

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A concise view of the New York classical guitar scene during the 1950s and early 1960s

February 2019 Meeting: Mariano Aguirre

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Rhythmic Training during Technique Practice: Pulse and Meter Awareness
This hands-on workshop/lecture is designed to incorporate rhythmical training into familiar
technical exercises.

March 2019 Meeting: Zoran Dukic

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Masterclass
Zoran Dukic will conduct a masterclass.

April 2019 Meeting: Gohar Vardanyan

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Productive Practice and Technique Tools

May 2019 Meeting: Judicaël Perroy

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterclass
Judicaël Perroy will conduct a masterclass.

International Artist Series

At Symphony Space. Concerts are on Fridays at 7:30 PM.

Beijing Guitar Duo

Friday, October 5, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Multiple award winners Meng Su and Yameng Wang, protégés of Manuel Barrueco, performing music from across the centuries with extraordinary skill and musicality

“Immediately, the listener was attuned to their excellent coordination, keen attention to detail, and subtle gradations of color.” — South Florida Classical Review

Guitar Plus

Friday, January 18, 2019, at 7:30 PM

Renowned guitarist/composer David Leisner, with guitarists Benjamin Verdery and João Luiz and vocalists Courtenay Budd, Devony Smith, and Janna Baty, in a celebration of Mr. Leisner’s 65th birthday, featuring three of his song cycles for voice and guitar

“Tonal music, rich in invention and melody, emotionally direct, and beautiful.” — Soundboard

Zoran Dukic

Friday, March 1, 2019, at 7:30 PM

The Croation master, a double winner of the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition, acclaimed equally for his interpretations of Bach and of Barrios, Piazzolla, Bogdanovic, and beyond

“Both technical brilliance and tenderness, with the artistic potential and expressive power of life itself” — Kölnische Rundschau

Judicaël Perroy

Friday, May 3, 2019, at 7:30 PM

The extraordinary French virtuoso, winner of the 1997 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, known for his probing exploration of the guitar’s literature and for his masterly Bach transcriptions

“His sheer facility was astonishing, but more remarkable still was his mastery of instrumental color … He played every note as though it might be his last.” — San Antonio Express News

Salon Series

At Diller-Quaile School of Music. Concerts are at 7:30 PM.

Jesse Flowers

Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 7:30 PM

An exciting new talent, winner of the 2018 EuroStrings competition, in a joint EuroStrings/NYCCGS presentation, performing his Bach transcriptions and masterworks of the 20th century

Yenne Lee

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 7:30 PM

The versatile young South Korean artist, known both for her classical interpretations and her pop arrangements, with over 4 million YouTube views of her “Autumn Leaves”

Steve Cowan

Friday, February 1, 2019, at 7:30 PM

A rising star with an acclaimed debut CD, Pour Guitare, featuring innovative works by Canadian composers

“One of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists” – Classical Guitar

Gohar Vardanyan

Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 7:30 PM

The young Armenian virtuoso, now winning over American audiences with her passion, flawless technique, and gorgeous sound

“The complete package, with a musicality and emotional quality … that one would expect from someone much older” – Guitar International Magazine


Special Events

Tengyue Zhang

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America’s Solo Artist Competition

“He won over the judges with a sterling rendition of the Bach Chaconne, a bold choice for sure” – Classical Guitar