Wow, that's an impressive list! What were Kappel and Yamashita like? (Does Yamashita speak English?)Pragueguy wrote:I just returned last week from the annual "Guitarfest" in Belgrade, Serbia. Numerous great performers and teachers were there giving master classes, such as Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl, Kazuhito Yamashita, Oscar Ghiglia, Roland Dyens, H Kappel, C Marchione, etc.
Thanks. Kappel's CD of Bach's 6th Keyboard Partita is one of my all-time favorite recordings. Did Yamahsita focus mostly on technique or interpretation?Pragueguy wrote:Kappel is extremely friendly guy, I got to know him quite well and probably will see him again in Koblenz etc. He certainly is well able to teach interpretation of Bach!
Yamashita is for me a true guitar hero - I am in my fifties and first heard him live in New York in about 1982! He played a concerrt in Belgrade, one long piece by the contemporary Japanese composer he favors, I can find the name but dont have it at my braintips this second (also I mix up first and second name)
He surely speaks some English, but conducted the classes in Japanese with Japanese/Serbian interpreter, so for me there was not much value.
Interestingly, he took a photo of every ¨student¨he had!
Aussel is a wonderful interpreter and also teacher, to my mind. I am sure that Steidl is great teacher too, I know him a little, but I didn§t make any of his classes this time.
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