ANTONIO REY - 5/17 @ 7:00 PM
Antonio Rey is a flamenco guitarist of the highest caliber and, arguably, today’s most virtuosic flamenco guitarist. Dazzling speed, exhilarating strums and soulful compositions converge together and make for unforgettable musical experiences. Antonio Rey and his flamenco quartet will perform exclusively for the Los Angeles Guitar Festival on Saturday evening, 5/17 at 7:00 PM.
THU LE - 5/16 @ 7:00 PM
Thu Le is a classical guitar virtuosa and one of the most recognizable figures on the international guitar scene. Her superb technique, nuanced interpretation and communicative stage presence leaves an indelible impression on audiences worldwide. Thu's concert is scheduled for Sunday, 5/16 @ 7:00 PM.
RICARDO MARLOW - 5/17 @ 1:30 PM
As a young child, Ricardo Marlow was introduced to the guitar by his father, the classical guitarist John E. Marlow. He went on to receive a degree from the James Madison School of Music in 1997. Ricardo subsequently took up the flamenco guitar and studied with master, Gerardo Núñez, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, and continues to do so yearly since 1999. With a brilliant technique and authentic flamenco flair, Ricardo Marlow finds himself in the same space as flamenco's most virtuosic guitarists. Ricardo's concert is scheduled for 5/17 @ 2:00 PM.
MIRCEA GOGONCEA - 5/16 @ 1:00 PM
Mircea Gogoncea is a 28-year old Romanian-German classical guitarist based in Los Angeles.
He has performed in over 400 concerts on 5 continents. Since 2018, these included concerts in Spain, India, Nigeria, Cuba, Germany, the UK, the USA, France, Luxembourg and Romania.
Having been awarded a total of 168 prizes, he is considered by some international media outlets one of the guitarists with the highest number of awards in the world.
Among the most prestigious of these are the 1st prize at the 2018 Havana International Guitar Competition in Cuba, 1st prize at the Julián Arcas Guitar Competition in Almería, Spain, 1st prize at the GFA Youth Solo Competition in Los Angeles and the Audience Prize at the Francisco Tárrega Competition in Benicassim, Spain. He is currently a Teacher’s Assistant for ethnomusicology at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles and a doctoral student under Grammy award winner Scott Tennant.
Mircea's concert is scheduled for 5/16 @ 1:00 PM.