P e r f o r m a n c e s
It may be difficult for the layman to separate the concept of “Spanish” from the Spanish Classical Guitar. Yet, as popular and beautiful as Spanish music and Flamenco certainly are, these music forms are but the tip of the iceberg of the vastness of musical interpretations the Spanish Classical Guitar is able to embrace.
A great amount of baroque and early music (Bach’s among others) that was initially written for the harpsichord perfectly adapts to the guitar, resulting in an absolutely stunning translation.
Even Paganini was a fervent guitar lover and wrote pieces for this beautiful instrument.
So, as you proceed in the wonderful world of the Spanish Classical Guitar, you will learn to go deeper than the initial field of expression this instrument may evoke, and learn to appreciate the variety and beauty of interpretations that the Spanish Classical Guitar has to offer.
For a few musical samples by Kevin, click the play and volume buttons below.
Kevin has produced 2 CDs: Hearts of Guitar, a compilation of music from South America and Guitar Souls, a study comprising pieces written by his mentor, Stanley Watson, as well as Barrios and Tarrega.
Gymnopédie n. 1
He is currently working on a new CD of early music, featuring among other pieces four Bach lute suites.
Kevin has performed all over the United States and Europe. On Mount Desert Island, Maine, where he resides, he is a well recognized and acclaimed artist. Here is an interview he gave to the Bar Harbor Times in 2009 and the most recent one in 2010.
One of the Summer’s musical highlights on the island is Kevin's annual Bar Harbor concert. For an overview of the programs performed in the last 3 years, click the following links: Program 2008; Program 2009; Program 2010.
For his September 2011 Concert, click the following link: Program 2011
Robert De Visée 1. Prélude