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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!


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.

Radio interview with David Osenberg of WWFM (New Jersey)

While in Newark to play with the New Jersey Symphony, LAGQ did an interview with David Osenberg of WWFM. Listen to interview.

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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.