Classical Guitar Insider (music )

University of Wisconsin guitar professor, Elina Chekan, moved to the U.S. from Belarus, learned english, went to Yale, and is completing her Doctorate. I moved to Brooklyn last week and am struggling with a wall fixture from IKEA. 

Direct download: Elina_CHekan_Edit_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

USC Professor and founding member of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Scott Tennant, talks about how William Kanengiser makes the the cutest little pancakes, how Andrew York is taking time off from the ensemble to invent an ethical dolphin saddle, and how John Dearman is changing his name to John Dearperson. 

Direct download: Scott_Tennant_Edit_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I hate Apple's recording software, but I love the head of University of Washington's guitar department, Michael Partington. Just pretend it's an NPR phone interview from 1993 and you should be fine. 

Direct download: Michael_Partington_Edit_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Manhattan School of Music Professor Mark Delpriora takes time out from stroking his beautiful beard and dressing well to talk to us about the 70’s, Staten Island, King Crimson and Class Piano.

Direct download: Mark_Delpriora_final_3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

TJ and I tell it like it is in this no-holds-barred attack on everything you believe in (if all you believe in is atonality, all-Bach-concerts, and spring mattresses. Other than that we're probably on the same page).  

Direct download: Thomas_TJ_Flipin_final_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

My first interview with people outside of the guitar world! I try and keep up with WQXR’s New Works Presenters The Brothers Balliett as they dance circles around my musical knowledge. Also it’s my birthday so listen. 

Direct download: Brothers_Balliett_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The legendary nylon string jazz guitarist talks about being in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show Band, playing with Burt Bacharach, Paul Desmond and  every other huge name in jazz, and getting hip surgery.  

Direct download: Gene_Bertoncini_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Mak Grgic (pronounced Mahk Gergich) is the young up and comer who’s new album of transcriptions of film music is shining a new light on the classics (pronounced classics).  

Direct download: Mak_Final_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Wanna hear me talk to a heavy metal guitar god who gave up touring with Ozzie to become a fusion finger style guitarist at New School University? Then listen to me DESTROY this interview with Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick. 

Direct download: Alex_Skolnick_Finla_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The best duo out of Italy since the Mario Brothers, Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli drop by the apartment. 

Direct download: Solo_Duo_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT