Artist Spotlight: Ekachai Jearakul

I had the pleasure of taking both my boys to a private concert given by the phenomenal young Thai classical guitarist, Ekachai Jearakul, last spring just south of San Francisco. We drove through monsoon like rains and wind to get to a house sitting on the edge of the pacific ocean. It was worth it. The concert was hosted by Richard Patterson, the director of the Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts and their Dynamite Guitar Series for the supporters of the series.

The highlights of the concert were performances of a seldom heard but highly captivating piece by Leo Brouwer titled Rito de los Orishas about the invocation of voodoo gods, several Luigi Legnani Caprices that displayed a Paganini-like virtuosity, and a piece dedicated to Ekachai by Welsh composer Stephen Goss titled Sonata Capriccioso.

Keep an eye out for his performances. They are exciting and worth watching!

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