May 2016 Newsletter

Dear Guitar Friends,
There are a number of key events, calendar, and time changes coming up in the next few weeks, so please read on!

On Sunday June 5th at 3pm Corvallis Guitar Society is very excited to present our next major concert, “The Segovia Guitar with Tavi Jinariu”. Born in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania, Tavi began playing guitar at age 5. His obvious passion and ability led to a scholarship in 1999 that made it possible for him to study with one of the world’s preeminent classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening, who in turn was the American protégé of maestro André Segovia. By the age of twenty-three Tavi completed a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Christopher Parkening and John Nelson. While contemplating other guitars, Tavi finds himself returning over and over to his old Ramirez instruments for recordings and performances due to their mysterious and haunting sound quality. Ramirez was one of the guitars favoured by André Segovia and Tavi’s program will feature some of the significant repertoire of the great Maestro. Continue reading “May 2016 Newsletter”

April 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends,
This is an exciting month for the Corvallis Guitar Society as we are very pleased to present the show ‘The Spanish Guitar: from the streets to the concert stage’ on Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. More information about this can be found under events on the Society website or go to the Majestic Theater website:

I am also delighted to announce that Jamie Stillway will be our featured artist for the Guitar Society meeting which will take place as usual on the first Monday of May, May 2nd, from 7:00pm to 9pm at the Lesson Loft at Gracewinds music on 3rd street downtown (please use the rear entrance).
Jamie is an accomplished finger-style guitarist now living in Portland. She is in demand both as a performer and instructor and has received some great reviews:

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