Dale Kavanagh

Friday, October 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM

The international Canadian-born star, a guitarist/composer with 20 CDs, 1,700 concerts, and numerous competition prizes to her credit

Ben Verdery with the Ulysses String Quartet, Rie Schmidt and Hannah Seiden

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at 7:30 PM

The eclectic and dynamic virtuoso and composer, with his inimitable mix of joy, brilliance, and genre-bending originality

Mak Grgic

Friday, February 2, 2024, at 7:30 PM

The Grammy-nominated virtuoso, exploring the solo works of J.S. Bach

Laura Snowden

Friday, March 8, 2024, at 7:30 PM

The strikingly original and expressive British-French performer/composer, protégé of Julian Bream

Lovro Peretic

Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition


Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7:30 PM

A bold, compelling, South Korean virtuoso, at home on both classical and electric guitar, a champion of cutting-edge composers worldwide

Andrew York

Friday, February 3, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Co-presented with La Bella Strings

One of the world’s best loved guitar performers and composers, creating music at once sophisticated, warm, and accessible; a Grammy-winning, 16-year former member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Xuefei Yang

Friday, March 10, 2023, at 7:30 PM

China’s first international star of the guitar, acclaimed everywhere for her prodigious talent and revelatory interpretive powers in established masterworks and world premiere performances


David Leisner

Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Co-presented with the Morgan Library & Museum, at Gilder Lehrman Hall

Acclaimed for decades as one of the world’s leading guitarists, an electrifying performer, a distinguished composer – a musician of rare versatility, skill, and imaginative vision

Rene Izquierdo

Friday, February 18, 2022, at 7:30 PM

The Cuban-American virtuoso, a veteran of concert stages across the United States, in Cuba, and in Europe, as soloist and in chamber settings with leading vocalists and instrumentalists

Raphaella Smits

Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Extraordinary sensitivity and lyricism in the music of five centuries, performed on eight-string and historical instruments

Irina Kulikova

Friday, December 6, 2019, at 7:30 PM

An international star from her early teens, winner of prestigious competitions, equal parts warmth, brilliance, and poetry

Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet

Friday, March 6, 2020, at 7:30 PM

The acclaimed Brazilian ensemble, offering a striking mix of original pieces and bold arrangements by top composers of Brazil and beyond

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

Brasil Guitar Duo

Friday, October 6, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Phenomenal rapport and effortless mastery in a seamless blend of traditional and world-music repertoire; winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition

“The playing of João Luiz and Douglas Lora just continued to draw us in and envelop us with their beautiful sounds and exotic rhythms.” — Peninsula Reviews

Guitar Plus: Serenades and Premieres with David Leisner and Friends

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Renowned guitarist/composer David Leisner and friends Tara O’Connor (flute), Jesse Mills (violin), Mark Holloway (viola), and Raman Ramakrishnan (cello), in works by Beethoven, Diabelli, and contemporary masters Pierre Jalbert and Vivian Fine

“David Leisner is among the finest guitarists currently performing … He has a probing intellect, finding insights in music that most others miss, and delivering them with a virtuoso technique.” — American Record Guide

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo: 40th Anniversary Retrospective

Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:30 PM

World renowned for phenomenal musicianship, matchless technique, and extraordinary stylistic breadth, celebrating 40 years of performing together

“Extremely deft and musically satisfying; wonderfully fresh.” — Soundboard

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

Meng Su

Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:30 PM

Winner of the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition, half of the extraordinary Beijing Guitar Duo; a player of strength, virtuosity, and exquisite attentiveness to musical detail

“Star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come” — Classical Guitar

Marcin Dylla

Friday, October 14, 2016, at 7:30 PM

A brilliant, deeply poetic performer, a young veteran of the world’s premier venues and winner of an astonishing 19 international competitions

“Among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” — The Washington Post

Guitar Plus: David Leisner and Michael Kelly

Friday, November 11, 2016, at 7:30 PM

The extraordinarily versatile guitarist/composer with the expressive, dynamic vocalist in Leisner’s arrangement of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin

“Mr. Kelly has a beautiful baritone … the phrasing was faultless, and the word coloring went beyond any we have heard before. And what of the guitar arrangement? It was accomplished by Mr. Leisner himself and struck us as a masterpiece in its own right.” – Voce de meche review of Die Schöne Müllerin

Andrew York

Friday, February 10, 2017, at 7:30 PM

The Grammy-winning guitarist/composer and 16-year former member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

“One of the hippest styles in American classical guitar . . . honesty, spirit, and magnetism” — Guitar Player

Alvaro Pierri

Friday, April 7, 2017, at 7:30 PM

The Uruguayan master, acclaimed globally for his stupendous virtuosity, golden tone, and superb musicality

“Combines the shadings of the orchestra, adding to them even more ingredients than Segovia and Bream … a master of colors, a genuine innovator of interpretation” — Leo Brouwer

Angel Romero with the Aeolus Quartet

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 7:30 PM

The legendary Spanish maestro, in a program of solo works and ensemble music with the Aeolus Quartet

“An artist of unfailing musicality … His playing is virtuosic but inevitably dignified.”Tim Page, The New York Times

Junhong Kuang

Friday, December 11, 2015, at 8:00 PM

The 15-year-old Chinese phenomenon, in his first full-length New York concert

“[Kuang] performs the Bach Chaconne with not only technical command, but with impressive understanding of the architecture of the piece.” — American Record Guide

Benjamin Verdery

Friday, January 15, 2016, at 8:00 PM

The eclectic virtuoso and composer, celebrating his music with special guests and a nod to his 60th birthday

“A natural and seemingly effortless connection with his chosen instrument … an ebullient performer, a musician of fluent and authoritative technique and high emotion” — Cape Cod Times

Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Friday, May 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM

The renowned Brazilian master, performing solo works and duets with Larry Del Casale

“Barbosa-Lima has technique that is staggering and uses dynamics that few guitarists seem capable of … he is able to create utterly enduring jewels in music.” — All About Jazz

Raphaella Smits

Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8:00 PM

Extraordinary sensitivity and lyricism in the music of five centuries, performed on eight-string and historical instruments

“Miss Smits is an uncommonly musical guitarist: she has nimble fingers, a prismatic sense of timbre, and a serene dignity that informs all she plays.” — The New York Times


Adam Holzman

Friday, October 17, 2014, at 8:00 PM

At the forefront of a generation of guitarists for more than twenty years, playing with brilliance, warmth, and grace

“His technique is virtuosic but always at the service of the music, his interpretations intelligent and tasteful, his performances characterized by meticulous preparation and intense emotional commitment.” — Soundboard


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

Eduardo Fernández

Friday, October 4, 2013, at 8:00 PM

One of the world’s premier guitarists, with astounding technique and an acute sensitivity to the finest nuances of tone, dynamics, and interpretive choice

“Fernandez transcends his instrument so thoroughly that you remember him not simply as a great classical guitarist (which he surely is) but as a great musician who happens to play the guitar.” — Detroit Free Press

Berta Rojas

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Warmth, musicality, and impeccable technique; an ambassador of the guitar, with special affinity for the music of her native Latin America

“Berta Rojas, guitarist extraordinaire …” — Washington Post

Denis Azabagic

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Among the elite of today’s younger guitarists, with flawless technique and a remarkable interpretive sensibility; winner of 11 international competitions

“Beautiful sound and unerring musical sense …” — Soundboard


Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Guitarists Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela bring an exquisite blend of passion, beauty, and refinement to music from the classical through the contemporary

“The duo’s playing was nothing less than rapturous — profound and unforgettable musicianship of the highest order.” — Washington Post


David Leisner

Saturday, October 20, 2012

An electrifying performer, a distinguished composer — a musician of rare versatility, skill, and imaginative vision

“David Leisner is among the finest guitarists currently performing . . . He has a probing intellect, finding insights in music that most others miss, and delivering them with a virtuoso technique.” — American Record Guide

Ana Vidovic

Friday, December 7, 2012

A guitarist of extraordinary strength, passion, and sensitivity, taking her place among the elite musicians of the world today

“… virtually immaculate — detailed, precise and polished. But this was no mere virtuosic display. Vidovic’s playing is nuanced and intensely personal, both deeply felt and deeply thought.” — Washington Post

Martha Masters

Friday, April 5, 2013

A refined and elegant guitarist, acclaimed for her natural musicality and flawless technique; winner of the GFA and Andrés Segovia competitions

“Martha Masters is among the finest players of her generation.” — American Record Guide

Jason Vieaux Concert

Friday, May 3, 2013

A rising star of the guitar world, a virtuoso performer of uncommon communicative gifts

“… one of America’s premier guitarists … Rarely has a single instrument so clearly painted such cinematic vistas and searching introspection.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram