Guitar Students of Sharon Isbin

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After performing in the WQXR studios as part of the flute fest this past April, guitarist Tengyue Zhang told his teacher at Juilliard about the experience. Sharon Isbin, a celebrated American classical guitarist, then told Young Artists host Bob Sherman that three students in her guitar studio were about to give a recital. From those performances at Juilliard’s Paul Hall, here are guitarists TY Zhang, Bokyung Byun and Pierre Ferrya Mansilla performing works by Mexican and South American composers, along with Boccherini and De Falla.

To close out the show, violinist Ray Chen joins last week’s featured prize winner, pianist Andrew Tyson for Henryk Wieniawski’s Variations on an Original Theme and a Sarasate Encore.

Program details:

Sergio Assad: Prelude and Toccatina
— TY Zhang, guitar.

Agustín Barrios: El Ultimo Tremelo
Manuel Ponce: Finale from Sonata clásica
— Bokyung Byun, guitar

Carlos Guastuavino: First movement from Guitar Sonata
— Pierre Ferrya Mansilla, guitar

Astor Piazzolla: Tangos
— Bokyung Byun and Pierre Ferrya Mansilla, guitars

Boccherini: Introduction and Fandango from Quintet No. 4
— TY Zhang, Bokyung Byun, and Pierre Ferrya Mansilla, guitars

Manuel De Falla: Miller’s Dance from The Three-Cornered Hat
— Bokyung Byun, TY Zhang, and Pierre Ferrya Mansilla, guitars

All recorded live at Juilliard’s Paul Hall on April 30, 2013.

Henryk Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme, Op 15
Pablo de Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella
— Ray Chen, violin and Andrew Tyson, piano. 

Recorded live at Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels on Sept 28, 2009.