Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

2017–18 Season

International Artist Series

At Symphony Space. Concerts start at 7:30 PM.

Fabio Zanon

Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:30 PM

A true cosmopolitan, a Brazilian master at home in the concert halls of four continents; the 1996 winner of both the GFA and Francisco Tarrega International Competitions

“A member of the highest echelon of living guitarists … fluent technique, great beauty and variety of sound, finely controlled emotional response, and stylistic sensitivity.” — Gramophone

Special Events

Note the locations and start times for each concert.

Xavier Jara

Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America’s Solo Artist Competition

Frederic Hand

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 8:00 PM
Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center

The renowned guitarist and composer, showcasing his new CD, The Light Through the Trees, with guest artists João Luiz of the Brasil Guitar Duo and members of the CUNY Graduate Center Chamber Music Program

“Frederic Hand is a tremendously skilled and expressive guitarist. But what makes him unique is that he is also one of today’s most fascinating composers, able to weave together a variety of influences, from jazz to Dowland to the avant-garde.” — Guitar Review

Monthly Member Events

On Thursdays at 7:00 PM except where noted

March 2018 Meeting: Fabio Zanon

Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 7:00 PM


Fabio Zanon will conduct a masterclass

Location: Mannes School of Music, Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 7th floor

April 2018 Meeting: Martha Masters

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

May 2018 Meeting: Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Memories from my Grandfather

If not for the insistence of Andrès Segovia, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco may never have written for the guitar. Today, Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s guitar compositions are among his most celebrated works. Diana reflects on this extraordinary friendship, her grandfather’s admiration for Spanish culture, and the importance of the guitar for the composer during his American years.

June 2018 Meeting: Gyan Riley

Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Playing with the Classics

Examining and expanding upon classical themes through improvisation

Salon Series

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

Frank Wallace

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 7:30 PM

The noted guitarist and composer, celebrating his 65th birthday in a program including works by others sharing the St. Cecilia’s Day anniversary (November 22): Benjamin Britten, Joaquin Rodrigo, Julio Sagreras, and more

“A powerful player, possessed of an unfailing musicianship … an almost symphonic range of colors and articulations.” — Soundboard

Luigi Attademo

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Winner of major competitions, a scholar and explorer of innovative repertoire, in a program marking the 50th anniversary of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s passing

“Full of Mediterranean fire and foot-tapping rhythms, but in the context of a historically informed journey through the cultural landscape of the guitar’s spiritual home.” — Brilliant Classics