2022-2023 International Series


The 2022/2023 International Series is presented in part
with support from The Roy Minoff Family Fund


Extraordinary musicianship, technical assurance, and beauty of sound..."Soundboard Magazine ​
Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun​ enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation.
October 8, 2022
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They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation."Gramophone
Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf.
November 12, 2022
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Flawless technique wedded to a perfectly refined aesthetic sensibility."Soundboard Magazine
Cuban-born René Izquierdo is a unique artist and passionate educator whose career has been dedicated to inspiring individuals and connecting communities.
January 28, 2023
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They both have a gorgeous tone, rock-solid rhythm, beautiful phrasing... This is great playing.” American Record Guide
The Brasil Guitar Duo, hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “musicianship and technical virtuosity..."
March 11, 2023
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Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension." The New York Times
Grammy-award winning classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry...
April 22, 2023
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Past Concerts

...a brilliantly programmed evening of music...ClevelandClassical.com
September 18, 2021
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The annual Showcase Concert (free admission) presents the finest local performers. The 2021 Showcase will be held at the beautiful Maltz Performing Arts Center, featuring the Gruca White Ensemble, Jeremy Collins, and Andy Poxon with violinist Jeanelle Brierley.
His playing, which was concentrated yet seemingly effortless, created waves of melody and harmony that seemed to hypnotically wash over the packed audience[.]The Signal
October 23, 2021
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Turkish-American guitarist Celil Refik Kaya has received high accolades for his myriad accomplishments at an early age, including the youngest First Prize winner at the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
...the female voice of the Spanish guitar.OperaWorld Magazine
November 20, 2021
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Described by BBC Music Magazine as one of today’s young rising stars of the classical guitar, Spanish guitarist Andrea González Caballero has appeared at international festivals and concert series around the world. This concert of works by Spanish composers marks her Cleveland debut!
gifted young guitarist ... a guitarist to keep an eye on.Washington Post
December 11, 2021
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Profoundly enjoyable ... spectacular precisionSt. Louis Post- Dispatch
March 5, 2022
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Duo Noire is a "virtuosic pair” (I Care if You Listen) of the pioneering American classical guitarists, Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett.
One runs out of superlatives when writing about Berta Rojas, it has all been said before, countless times.Classical Guitar Magazine
April 2, 2022
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Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. She has been praised as “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “Ambassador of the classical guitar.”
With dizzying execution and alacrity, he nonchalantly kept matters under control, giving the music exceeding vitality and warmth.Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2022
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Recognized as one of the USA’s finest classical guitarists, William Kanengiser instills each piece he plays with a dramatic, narrative intention.
...a brilliantly programmed evening of music..." ClevelandClassical.com
September 10, 2022
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Cleveland Classical Guitar Society kicks off the 2022-2023 International Series with the our Showcase Concert.