Classical Guitarist and Lutenist Julian Bream Dead at 87

British classical guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream, highly regarded as one of the most remarkable artists of the post-war era, died today at his home in Wiltshire.

Sharon Isbin Revisits Spain, Italy, and Her Accidental Beginnings in Guitar

Music was not always Sharon Isbin’s calling. A self-described “science kid,” a simple miscommunication prompted her to take up the guitar in her youth. “I started by accident,” Isbin recounts, describing her fortuitous beginnings with her instrument. She was 9 years old and living in Italy with her family. Her older brother asked for guitar lessons. “My parents learned that …

Embracing the ‘Sound of Silence’: Guitarist Miloš and His Return to Music

Miloš has received international acclaim for sharing the vast capabilities of the guitar. After his period of “silence,” in which he took time away from music to recover from a hand injury and intense burnout, the guitarist is back with a new album: “Sound of Silence.”

“¡En la guitarra está todo!” — Eliades Ochoa, Grammy Award-winning guitarist on the power of Cuban music

“For me, the guitar doesn’t have a secret. In the guitar, you will find everything.” These are the words of Eliades Ochoa, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist of the internationally acclaimed ensemble Buena Vista Social Club. Before his performance at Festival Cubano in Chicago, we talked with Ochoa about his musical upbringing, experience playing in the renowned group, and his advice for the next generation of musicians.

Video | Hearing Rameau Arranged for Guitar Duo Might Make 18th Century Music First in Your Heart

Eden Stell Guitar Duo performed live in the WFMT studios and proved that French baroque music is full of sensualité.