RELEASED: December 4th, 2020
CREATORS: Adam Del Monte, Mak Grgic Uros Baric
EDITOR: Uros Baric
VGO DIRECTOR: Mak Grgic
Virtual Guitar Orchestra is a community driven project aiming to bring together all classical guitarists during the uncertain and tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic – everyone from students to amateur guitarists to world class soloists – in doing what we all love most: playing music together.
Relampiños was composed specifically for this project by internationally acclaimed composer and flamenco guitarist Adam Del Monte.
The orchestra is formed by 115 members from over 40 countries across the globe: 11 world class flamenco guitarists, 21 classical guitar virtuosos, a cajon player, dancer and 81 guitarists that have submitted their home recorded videos online.
Virtual Guitar Orchestra, a global guitar community initiative, was born originally out of an idea to create a new audience development tool, and ended up being a necessity to keep the guitar community alive and active during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Virtual Guitar Orchestra has been gaining worldwide attention, its videos and website have been viewed over 200.000 times and has been featured on many leading classical guitar publications and organizations, including Gendai Guitar Magazine, Classical Guitar Magazine (online edition), Guitar Foundation of America, Guitar Salon International, This Is Classical Guitar and dozens of guitar societies around the world.
Pedro Sierra / Vahagni / Samuelito / Amós Lora / Adam Del Monte / Marija Temo / Grisha Goryachev / Alejandro Hurtado / Jake Mossman / Flávio Rodrigues / Juanito Pascual
Dance: Manuel Gutierrez
Cajon: Gerardo Morales
Classical Guitar Artists:
Angel Romero / Eliot Fisk / Rene Izquierdo / Goran Krivokapić / Rafael Aguirre / Vladimir Gorbach / Guilherme Vincens / Àlex Garrobé / Anabel Montesinos / Joaquin Clerch / Danijel Cerović / Jose Maria Gallardo / Jiji Kim / Artyom Dervoed / Daisuke Suzuki / Ken Murray / Laura Oltman / Michael Newman / Denis Azabagić / Kyuhee Park / Evan Taucher
Berto Boyd / Raven Dow-Hygelund / Jesse Torre / Lisandro Hidalgo / Alexander Gil / Grant Ruiz / Felipe Chagas
MADRID: Tengyue Zhang / Maya Loncar / William Johnston / J Nakamine Yan / RH Reyes / Tarra Guerra / Aysegul Koca / Robert Phillips / Miguel Saavedra / JC Rodriguez / Paula Daniela Bogota / Rene Moreno Lehmann / Stephen Bondy / Theophilus Benjamin / Julian Ramirez / Izzy Fincher / Héctor Enrique Castañeda / Chester L. Brandes / Daniel Nabil
SEVILLA: Thomas Garnbeck / Hanin Al Endari / Andreas Sourgkounis / Brian Gaudino / Jesus Suarez / Grace Soh Huey Ching / Hamilton Olushola Festus / Luigi Sabbatini / Diego Mardonez / Doris Cosic / Jonatan Jakabovics / Daniel Eyer / Daniel Whitting / Isaac Engel / Jaime Guerrero / Dan Lorenz / Hartley Chow / Hans Wallqvist / Raian Altaweel / Diana Pedraza / Mohammed Mir Mahmoud
CÓRDOBA: Anton Dubrovin / Fatima Aguilar / César A. Quijada Amavizca / Juan Rivera / Jayson Martinez / Gokce Turkmendag / Cristhian Chancí / Julia Zueva / Bernd Reichert / Daniel Bocsi / Karla Guichard / Andrea Cannon / Tobias Walker / Marleen Casteele / Angela Bazaldua / Maria Anisimova / Ben Helm / Erez Perelman / Eddie Healy / Sven Rainey / Maxie Mirin / Daniel Cruz / Christian Barbuto / David Fridman
MÁLAGA: Sara Lucía Saboya / Ivan Emilio Conde Yujra / Matthew Smith / Chinnawat Themkumkwun / Adegoke Taiwo / Benjamin T. McGhee / Osvaldo Gold / Kris Arendse / Jean-Marc David / David Crabbs