Month: June 2014

Edwin Warfield Debut Album “Day Blue”

Project worthy of notice: Guitar, Bagpipes and Sitar. It’s always a great find to hear the projects Philadelphia Bagpiper Charles Rutan is involved in. Through them I have found much great music and many a great guitarist in the mix.




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John Bogan of Point Pleasant, New Jersey 1st place winner in GFA’s 2014 competition

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Congratulations to John Bogan of Point Pleasant, New Jersey in winning 1st place in this years Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition Senior Division ages 15-18. John’s placement in first position earns him $1,000 lots of guitar strings and a full paid scholarship and airfare to Montana’s Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival.

John has studied with David Cohen (this sites creator) and Keith Calmes of Wall, NJ. John is currently a student at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of David Starobin. In 2011 John entered his first competition in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society’s Annual Guitar Competition taking home 1st place  in his division. In the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America Competition John preformed  Prelude #2 -Villa-Lobos  and Think Fast and Open Up Your Ears- Bryan Johanson for the 1st round and the 2nd round performed Sevilla, Albeniz, Open Up Your Ears-Johanson and Minuetto from Opus 31- Matiegka.

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SoloDuo in Concert

Saturday June 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

2125 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19103

One of the most acclaimed classical guitar duos in the world!


“SoloDuo guitarists break barriers. It was a magical evening”: the “San Francisco Classical Voice” reviews SoloDuo’s concert

General Admission $30; Students/Seniors $20; PCGS Members $15






Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) 

arranged by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)


Bajo del la palmera       ( from Cantos de Espana op. 232)

Evocacion                     (from Iberia)

Castillia                        (from Suite Espanola op.47)

Enrique Granados(1860-1909)

arranged by Emilio Pujol (1886 -1980)

Intermedio                   (from Goyescas)

Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 -1999) 


i.   Allegretto ma non troppo

ii.  Minueto pomposo

iii. Allegro vivace


 ~~~~~ INTERMISSION ~~~~~

Andre’ Jolivet (1915 -1974) 


i.   Preludio e Canzona

ii.  Allegro trepidante

iii. Andante malinconico

iv. Con allegria

Claude Debussy  (1862 – 1918)

arranged by Ida Presti (1924 – 1927) and Alexandre Lagoya (1929 – 1999)

Clair de lune

Ludvig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Sonata “quasi una fantasia” op.27 n2 (Moonlight Sonata)

i.   Adagio sostenuto

ii.  Allegretto

iii. Presto agitato



SoloDuo (Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli) formed in 2003 and have since performed throughout Europe, Asia, the USA, Canada and Latin America. From New York’s Weill Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall) to Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall; from Kiev’s Hall of Columns to Vienna’s Konzerthaus, SOLODUO has become one of the world’s leading guitar duos. Of the duo The Washington Post wrote: the duo’s playing was nothing less than rapturous – profound and unforgettable musicianship of the highest order.

In addition to classic, romantic and modern repertoire, Matteo and Lorenzo – joined by lutenist Massimo Lonardi – enjoy exploring the early literature for baroque guitar and theorbo. Together, Matteo and Lorenzo have recorded François de Fossa’s Three Quartets, op. 19 (2004), a CD of 17th Century Italian music for baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo (“La Suave Melodia” with Massimo Lonardi, 2008), a CD of Arias and Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti (“Clori, ninfa e amante”, 2013), an anthology of 20th Century masterpieces for two guitars (“Solaria”, 2007), the Duos Concertants by Antoine De Lhoyer (2007), a collection of chamber works by Mauro Giuliani (2008), a collection of 19th Century pieces for two guitars (“Noesis”, 2009), the Sonatas of Ferdinand Rebay (2010), the 24 Preludes and Fugues by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (2012), and the album “Metamorphoses” (2014), as well as a dozen solo recordings on the labels Naxos, Brilliant Records, Kookaburra, Mel Bay, and Stradivarius.

Matteo Mela resides in Geneva, Switzerland, where he teaches at the Conservatoire Populaire. Lorenzo Micheli resides in Milan, Italy, and teaches at the CSI Conservatory in Lugano, Switzerland.


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SoloDuo is represented in North America by:


(860) 567-2500


SoloDuo Master Class  

Sunday June 8 at 10:00 am  

Open to the public – Admission: $10

Settlement Music School – 416 Queen St. Philadelphia