Maya Kazarina playing Barrios and Koshkin

I stumbled upon this video of Maya Kazarina, a tremendously gifted young guitarist, filmed during the final of a competition she obviously won! Here she plays Agustín Barrios Mangoré’s well known tremolo piece Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios with sublime tremolo and Nikita Koshkin’s Usher Waltz with the brilliance and ease of someone well beyond her years. Enjoy!

Gabriel Bianco

I’ve recently come across French guitarist and 2008 GFA winner, Gabriel Bianco‘s videos on youtube and have been thoroughly captivated by how elegantly musical his interpretations are. If you are in the mood to hear Manuel Ponce’s Sonata III followed by some music by Nikita Koshkin played at a magical level, enjoy.

Here is a great video by the Paris Guitar Foundation where you can get to know a bit more about Gabriel’s journey.

Hope that keeps you all inspired!