Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

Member Events

Free and open to all members and first-time guests. Featuring special presentations and Open Mic performances.


November 2014 Meeting: Jerry Willard

Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 7:00 PM

A Brief History of the Guitar
Played on original instruments, including Baroque guitar, 19th-century guitars (Rene Lacote original 1820, Louis Panormo original 1831), and modern classical guitar, with works by Sanz, Mertz, Alexsandrov, Sainz de la Maza, and Kondo Koji


December 2014 Meeting: Frederic Hand

Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 7:00 PM

Tone and Relaxation
An interactive class devoted to both tone production and maximum relaxation, specifically holding the guitar, locating tension in the body, and adopting proper hand positions, nail shape and angle of attack.


January 2015 Meeting: Gene Bertoncini

Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced


February 2015 Meeting: Benjamin Verdery

Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7:00 PM

You Are What You Play
How our repertoire shapes our technique


March 2015 Meeting: Xuefei Yang

Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced


April 2015 Meeting: Stephen Robinson

Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

May 2015 Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Presenter to be announced


June 2015 Meeting: Pablo Sáinz Villegas

Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

International Artist Series

At Baruch Performing Arts Center. Concerts are on Fridays at 8:00 PM.


Xuefei Yang

Friday, March 13, 2015, at 8:00 PM

China’s first international star of the guitar, acclaimed everywhere for her prodigious talent and revelatory interpretive powers

“Impeccable technique and sensitive musicianship in repertory ranging from Albeniz to arrangements of Western pop and Asian songs … Yang’s guitar sings.” — The New York Times


Pablo Sáinz Villegas

Friday, June 5, 2015, at 8:00 PM

A charismatic young ambassador of Spanish culture, entrancing audiences with his bravura technique, beautifully rounded tone, and elegant phrasing

“The subtlety, passion, technical command, and dramatic flair that Villegas displayed made an evening to be remembered.” — San Francisco Classical Voice

Salon Series

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


Mak Grgic

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 7:30 PM

A major new presence in the guitar world with an innovative repertoire spanning classics, film music, and cutting-edge contemporary works

“Grgic is a guitarist to keep an eye on” — Washington Post


Bradley Colten

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 7:30 PM

Widely known as a superb ensemble player, a soloist of refinement and exceptional sensitivity with a deep commitment to new music

“Imaginative lyricism … amazing energy.” — Guitar Review



Duo Luz Ana

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 7:30 PM

Award-winning soloists Kaya Katarzyna Bryla (violin) and Max Zuckerman (guitar) join forces in an exploration of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, from folk music to jazz


Zaira Meneses

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 7:30 PM

A Mexican-born guitarist known on three continents for her warm sound, fluid technique, and natural musicality, with a deep affinity for the music of Latin America

“An arresting performance … a fluid, colorful style.” — The New York Times


Stephen Robinson

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 7:30 PM

A top prize winner in five international competitions with eight acclaimed CDs to his credit; in the words of Andres Segovia, “a magnificent guitarist.”

“One of America’s great guitarists, a performer of brilliance, elegance, and lyricism.” — Soundboard