A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, the 41 year-old Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. He is one of a small number of guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting -- an approach practiced by such legendary flamenco masters as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.
Today on Midday, Grisha plays two songs: Zapateado en Re by Sabicas, and the classic Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona, in an arrangement by Paco de Lucia.
Grisha Goryachev will perform at the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society concert on Saturday, March 9, from 8-10pm, at the Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC in Catonsville. For details and ticket info, click here.
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