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LAGQ to play benefit concert February 8th for Austin Classical Guitar Education

LAGQ will be playing a concert February 8th to benefit Austin Classical Guitar Education – a program that has built and supported more than forty, high quality school programs serving over 2,000 diverse young people.

LAGQ to play benefit concert for the Hope Institute of Uganda

LAGQ is happy to present a benefit concert for the Hope Institute of Uganda March 10th in Janesville, Wisconsin. This organization helps to provide medical, educational, and other vital services to Ugandans in need.

Nice recent reviews!

"The best guitar quartet in the world."
The West Australian

"After more than three decades, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet remains a formidable ensemble, both in terms of technical bravura and musical personality."
The Baltimore Sun

New book, "My First Guitar", includes the LAGQ

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A new book by Julia Crowe, 'My First Guitar', features tales from a wide array of well-known guitarists including the LAGQ (with Andy York - the interviews were done just before Matt joined the group). Here's a blurb: "This entertaining collection of interviews addresses "how guitarists came into owning their first guitar." A broad range of famous, international artists representing almost every area of guitar music." Publisher's Weekly

LAGQ at Guitarraganza September 27-29

LAGQ will be part of Guitarraganza in the Modesto, California area Sept. 27-29. LAGQ will be performing a recital program Sept. 28 including "Shiki" with guitar orchestra. On Sept. 27, Bill Kanengiser and Scott Tennant will be giving solo performances. All members of the quartet will be giving masterclasses and clinics during the festival. Check out the Guitarraganza website for the full schedule.

"Shiki" a huge success

In March 2012, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet played a series of concerts with guitar orchestras, featuring a new work by Kyoto-based composer/guitarist Shingo Fujii.  The piece, entitled “Shiki: Seasons of Japan”, was dedicated to the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Check out this short documentary of the project, featuring performance and rehearsal footage as well as interviews.

LAGQ to premiere and tour a new piece by Shingo Fujii in March

IIn March 2012, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will play a series of concerts with guitar orchestras, featuring a new work by Kyoto-based composer/guitarist Shingo Fujii.  The piece is entitled “Shiki: Seasons of Japan” and is a Fantasia on Japanese Folksongs, dedicated to the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  To mark the one-year anniversary of this national tragedy, the new work will be performed by the Grammy-winning LAGQ with guitar orchestras of young students in the US, conducted by Mr. Fujii. The piece was commissioned by the Loudon County Public Schools, which encompasses one of the foremost youth guitar educational groups in the US.

Interchange receives Latin GRAMMY nomination!

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Interchange has received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for best classical contemporary composition. Congratulations to Sergio Assad!

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Minnesota Public Radio features "Interchange"

A nice spot from MPR with some audio excerpts.

Gramaphone review of "Interchange"

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William Yeoman, of Gramaphone magazine, says the new CD "overflows with an affection and
joie de vivre that is quite special."

LAGQ completes U.S. tour of Don Quixote with Phil Proctor

In November, the Quartet toured its Don Quixote project with famed actor/comedian Phil Proctor. Highlights included performances at New York City's 92nd Y and Northwestern University.

New CD now available!

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The Quartet's new CD, Interchange, was released on the Telarc label March 23rd. The CD features the World Premiere recording of Sergio Assad's "Interchange" for guitar quartet and orchestra, and also Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto Andaluz". David Amado conducts the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

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YouTube video from España

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A little sampler of the Quartet's July 8th performance in Cordoba, Spain.

And now for something completely different...

Photo by David Bazemore

LAGQ performs "Don Quixote" project with Monty Python alum John Cleese


On March 25th, as part of the Santa Barbara Guitar Festival, the Quartet performed a new work, "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and music from the time of Cervantes", with special guest narrator John Cleese.