Guitar Conversations Podcast
By Sergio Ercole
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Join Sergio as he chats with local and international guitarists about their story, inspirations and creative processes. Artists include guitarist John Williams and Tommy Emmanuel.
||CleanGC Ep 39: Beijing Guitar Duo||The Beijing Guitar Duo are recognized as one of the worlds leading classical guitar duos. Both Meng Su and Yaming Wang have studied under and collaborated with the legendary Manuel Barrueco. They continue to tour extensively internationally and...||7 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 38: Derek Gripper||My guest this episode is Derek Gripper who is a classically trained guitarist who has made waves in the guitar and world music scene with his ground breaking guitar arrangements of west African folk music. I ran into Derek at the Adelaide Guitar...||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 37: Martha Masters||Martha Masters is an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist. She is currently on the guitar faculty of Loyola Marymount University and California State University Fullerton, and is president of the Guitar Foundation of America. She has five...||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep: 36 Stephen Goss||Stephen Goss needs little introduction in classical guitar and music circles having written a large body of works for guitar, choir, chamber, and orchestra. He is currently Professor of Composition and Director of Research in the Department of...||28 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 35: Brett Garsed||Hi and welcome to GC, my name is Sergio and this podcast is dedicated to bringing guitarists together from diverse fields and sharing guitar music related ideas. Starting from July 2018 I will be publishing 2 episodes a month, the first episode...||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 34: Stephen Magnusson||Earlier this year I caught up with Melbourne jazz guitarist Stephen Magnusson. Stephen is one of Australia's leading jazz guitarists undertaking a busy performing and session career. He currently has a number of projects on the go including a trio...||25 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 33: Acoustic Uprising||with Drew Roller||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 32: Joseph Balfe||Today I talk with 18 year old finger style sensation Joseph Balfe. He recently appeared at the Melbourne Guitar Show (where I met him) He has won a string country music of awards and recently performed with Tommy Emmanuel. This episode is...||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 31: Fernando Perez||I caught up with Fernando Perez recently whilst in Barcelona. Fernando contacted m earlier in the year with a desire to share his music and his story. John Schneider from Gobal Village in Los Angeles describes Fernando : "Fernando Perez's is a...||8 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep.30 Andrea Vettoretti (in Italian)||Andrea Vettoretti a un chitarrista Italiano molto conosciuto per is suo lavoro come concertista ma anche per essere il direttore della Festival Chitarristico Internazionale di due città, che si tiene ogni anno a Settembre. Abita a Treviso dove...||10 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 29: Nick Charles||Nick Charles is an Australian blues and finger style legend. With an impressive catalogue of original music and arrangements he has a notable reputation as a true guitar master. On my chat with Nick we cover his international touring career, the...||8 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 28: Matt Withers||Matt Withers is making waves in the classical guitar scene in Australia by blending skillful solo playing with various collaborative projects. He is a member of acclaimed Guitar Trek, and Brew Duo, and is the founder of the Australian Music...||20 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 27: Mike Stern||I had the pleasure of catching up with legendary jazz/fusion guitarist Mike Stern while he was visiting Melbourne for a residency at Bird's Basement. We talk about Pat Metheny, Miles Davis and his great band! Please excuse the audio quality which...||3 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 26: Zoo Duo||Marion Scaap and Peter Constant's 25 year long career as Zoo Duo has seen them become leaders in chamber and ensemble guitar playing. They have been at the forefront in the development of the Guitar Orchestra genre in Holland and have also toured...||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 25: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet||UK based Aquarelle Guitar Quartet has been steadily building an international reputation since forming in 1999. Alongside the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Guitar Trek they were one of the first guitar chamber groups of its kind and...||27 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 24: Xuefei Yang||Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Born in China, Xueifei was performing at the age of 14 in International Guitar competitions. She is signed to a top UK agency and is keeping busy touring, recording...||22 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 23: MGF||On this episode Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins join me to chat about the Melbourne Guitar Foundation and the Melbourne International Guitar Festival. We chat about what inspired the MGF and the challenges of running a foundation. We also review the..||9 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 22: Karin Schaupp||Karin schaupp has had a remarkable career so far. She has worked in the top echelons of classical guitar performance, recorded for major record labels and played with some of the major orchestras around the world. Along side this she has also been...||2 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep21: Manuel Barrueco||Manuel Barrueco is a living legend of the classical guitar. For the past three decades has been at the forefront of classical guitar performance touring, recording, commissioning works and transcribing music for the guitar. He has also mentored a...||13 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 20: Duo Vela||My guests today are a husband and wife duo Daniel and Marla Nistico. They form a flute and guitar duo called Duo Vela. Duo Vela performs enchanting music from across the seas, giving audiences a taste of the sounds, rhythms and cultures of different...||1 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 19: Andrew York||Andrew York is a world renowned classical guitarist and composer. Over the past 30 years he has recorded numerous ground breaing solo albums and was also a founding member for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. His compositions which are rich in...||20 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 18: Lucas Michailidis||Melbourne based guitarist and composer Lucas Michailidis joins me today to chat about a workshop series he is curating called the Melbourne Guitar Lab. Lucas has performed both locally and internationally in a career spanning 20 year, he is signed to...||6 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 17: Melbourne Guitar Quartet||The Melbourne Guitar Quartet is one of Australia's leading guitar quartets having performed for over 10 years. Their mission is to cultivate new works for the chamber guitar and to bring this medium to new audiences,||28 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 16: Jason Vieaux||Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux has been on the world stage for the past three decades. His busy schedule of touring schedule includes solo concerts and many chamber collaborations with quartets, harpists and accordionists. He co-founded the guitar...||24 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 15: Yuri Liberzon||On this episode of Guitar Conversations I interview guitarist Yuri Liberzon. He is a graduate of Peabody Institute and Yale University having studied with Manuel Barrueco and Benjamin Verdery. Yuri has recently released his first solo CD called...||24 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 14: Raffaele Agostino||Raffaele Agostino is a Sydney based guitarist and teacher. He has been involved With the Sydney guitar scene for many decades performing, teaching , examing and co-running the Sydney Guitar Summer School. He also performs in a variety of ensembles...||26 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 13: Tommy Emmanuel||My guest today is finger-style guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy has been performing internationally for many decades. He has worked with many notable guitarists including Chet Atkins and Eric Clapton and is known for his high energy compositions...||28 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 12: Scott Tenant||Scott Tennant is an internationally recognized classical guitarist and teacher. He was a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet which has enjoyed a 30 year career and amongst many accolades is also known for his best selling guitar...||22 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 11: John Williams||John Williams needs no introduction, he is a household name amongst guitarist and classical music lovers around. He has performed internationally for over 60 years having recorded some 200 albums, and thrilled and amazed audineces around the world...||3 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 10: Craig Ogden||Australian born Craig Ogden is one of the UK’s leading classical guitarists. He has recorded highly acclaimed CDs and has collaborated with some of Europes leading musicians including John Williams.||29 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 09: Vladmir Gorbach||Vladmir Gorbach is a rising star of the classical guitar world. He has won numerous guitar competitions including the GFA in 2011.||14 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 08: William Kanengiser||William Kanengiser is an internationally renowned classical guitarist. A founding member of the award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.||6 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 07: John Griffiths||John Griffiths is a musician and musicologist specializing in vihuela and lute.||18 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC 06: Tim Kain||Tim Kain has had an enviable musical career. He was one of the first graduates in classical guitar in Australia, and after studying in England and Spain he began teaching at the ANU school of music. He gained a reputation as one of Australia’s...||16 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 05: Slava Grigoryan||Slava Grigoryan has been performing since mid 1990s. He was signed to Sony Music Label at age 19 after winning a major prize at the Tokyo International Guitar Festival.||8 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 04: Doug De Vries||Doug De Vries is an Australian music icon, having performed, recorded and composed professionally for over 30 years in the fields of Jazz and Brasilian guitar.||10 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 03: Leonard Grigoryan part 2||In part 2 of my interview with Lenny we chat about life on the road, mentorship, competitions, and technical workouts.||14 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 02: Leonard Grigoryan part 1||My conversation today is with guitarist Leonard Grigoryan. Leonard has forged a career as both a solo guitarist and as a member of the internationally acclaimed duo the Grigoryan brothers with his brother Slava. They have toured every part of the...||29 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC Ep 01: Ken Murray||My interview today is with Ken Murray. Ken is a lecturer at Melbourne University and co-head of the Guitar Department and holds a PHD in Spanish guitar music. He regularly performs and records new classical guitar music, and is also a respected...||14 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful and entertaining at the same time
This is by far one of the best guitar podcasts around...
Educational and inspiring, but just enjoyable to listen to ..
Sergio (interviewer ) understands the journey of a guitarist , as he is a very developed player....he than tends to ask just enough questions to get people opening up and sharing years of experience ...
I look for to everyone episode and like the breath of now different styles covered
Insightful and helpful
Fascinating to listen to the lives of the greats in Australia. Very helpful for those wanting to establish their own career as a classical musician.
This is a great series of interviews with many international classical guitar players. There are interviews with famous players such as John Williams, Manuel Barrueco and Andrew York. Sergio has a nice interviewing style where the focus is on the interviewee not the interviewer. I have been listening to Sergio's podcasts for a while and whilst some of his early podcasts had an Australian flavour in recent times it has included what could be described as an international star studded line-up. If you are interested in music making, guitar playing or classical guitar in particular you should definitely check this podcast out.