Grisha Goryachev Guitar Technique Workshop

Grisha Goryachev Guitar Technique Workshop

Friday, November 4, 2022 at 7 PM ET

Presented in collaboration with the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.
Sponsored by the Augustine Foundation.

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About the Artist

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.​

Mr. Goryachev began to play the guitar at the age of six, studying first with his father, Dmitry, an acknowledged master teacher of the instrument. Following his debut at the age of nine, Mr. Goryachev enjoyed an extensive career as a child prodigy, performing regularly before large audiences in the most prestigious concert halls of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Riga, and other major cities in the then Soviet Union.

Since coming to the United States, Mr. Goryachev has continued his lifelong love affair with flamenco while deepening his involvement with the classical style. His repertoire now includes classical solos, chamber music and guitar concertos and more than six hours of flamenco solos by such composers as Paco de Lucía, Vicente Amigo, Manolo Sanlucar, Rafael Riqueni, and others. As the flamenco repertoire is for the most part unpublished, Mr. Goryachev has performed the somewhat incredible feat of transcribing entirely by ear from the recordings.​

Grisha strives to keep alive older flamenco masterpieces that now exist only on records, by performing them in concerts. Grisha exposes the audiences to some of the best guitar compositions flamenco has to offer. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical music.

Guitar at Levine

Levine offers private lessons, group classes, ensembles, and jam sessions for guitarists of all styles, ages and abilities. Students may begin studying guitar at Levine as young as age 3 1/2 as part of the Suzuki method, age 6 for traditional private lessons and age 8 for group classes. We offer faculty artists who specialize in teaching adults as well as advanced students of any age.

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