Zoran Dukić playing Bach and Piazzolla

“Always the master of his instrument, Dukić demonstrated spectacular virtuosity over and over again together with a great maturity and powerful inspiration.” Il Gazzettino, Italy

Though I’ve seen his name over the years many times, I had yet to see Croatian guitarist, Zoran Dukić, play until a few months ago when I was scouring Guitar Coop‘s wonderful site. His mastery confirmed after hearing a single note conjured from his guitar, I have found myself watching his videos over and over.

Here are two videos displaying profound beauty and depth. The first of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Larghetto from the Violin Sonata Nº3 in C, BWV1005. The second video is a passionate and virtuosic rendition of Sergios Assad’s finger-full transcription of Astor Piazzolla’s Invierno Porteño.

 

Paulo Martelli plays Bach

Brazilian guitarist extraordinaire, Paulo Martelli, interprets the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in a beautifully sensitive and profound way. The added resonance of his 11-string guitar enhance the the aura of Bach’s Adagio, BWV1056 enough to make me confess that I would like more strings.

This video comes via the Guitar Coop in Brazil. As with all of their videos, it is shot with extreme quality on both the audio and video fronts.

If you feel compelled to listen to more, enjoy this magestic performance of Paulo playing the Gigue from Bach’s Cello Suite Nº2, BWV1008.