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October 13, 2018
won First Prize in the International Guitar competition in Havana, Cuba in 2004 for his impeccable
technique, virtuosity, tone and command of his
November 17, 2018
, an Armenian guitarist who is widely admired for he
ique and artistry. Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States, including at the
mithsonian Institution and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
February 9, 2019 Young sensation,
from China, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.
a superstar in the classical guitar world of today. Between 199
0-1997, he won more competitions than any other guitarist. Dukić is renowned for his virtuosity, energy and passion.
April 13, 2019
, from Moscow, winner of
more than 25 awards in national and international guitar competitions. He performs throughout the world, from China, to Turkey, to Europe and the USA with powerful emotional impact and stunning technique.
May 18, 2019
Tony Harmon & Nathan Towne Guitar Duo
, an exciting and
entertaining instrumental duo from the Los Angeles area. They opened the 2016 La Guitarra California Festival to great acclaim.
Once a month the society hosts an open mic at which guitarists of all ages and abilities try out their latest efforts in a welcoming atmosphere. You can perform or just enjoy the music. It is free of charge. We meet from 7 to 9 pm at San Jose's Vineland Libary at 1450 Blossom Hill Road.
we have been recording the open mic performances and, if the guitarist agrees, posting them on our YouTube page. Check out examples:
SBGS YouTube Open Mic page
. The host for the August open mic is Christopher Adams
, a music arranger, conductor, coordinator and performer in the South Bay Area. He currently teaches guitar at SJG School of Music. Chris is a frequent performer at our open mic. Please join us on Tuesday, August 28.
Have you considered making a contribution to the South Bay Guitar Society? We ask guitar lovers and friends to consider becoming members and to donate so that the Society can continue to present great artists and promote guitar education and performance opportunities for the next generation of guitarists in the Bay Area.
Thanks. Chris Mann, President
SBGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (federal id 77-0414012). Your membership is tax deductible. You can
, or mail your donation to: SBGS, P.O. Box 321269, Los Gatos, CA 95023. Does your employer provide matching donations? Please check!