It's Our Life (with Classical Guitar) - Kevin & Aaron over coffee

July 13, 2021
Hosted by Kevin Collins

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Join Kevin and Aaron Larget-Caplan as we chat over coffee about what it takes to be a classical guitarist and have a life. What does it take to love the guitar and love the work. What makes us so special (not)? What gets us up in the morning? And listen to the music of Chopin and Schubert played on the guitar. Did you know Schubert played guitar? His roommate was a very good guitarist and lots of Schubert sounds like guitar music -- and it is!

Classical Guitar Around the World

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Classical Guitar Around the World features great music and fascinating interviews with many of the world's leading guitar performers and composers.

Classical Guitar Around the World is an unabashedly enthusiastic and fast-paced romp through the classical repertoire of the world's most popular instrument, ranging from Medieval through present day, as well as exploring guitar-related music of other cultures.

Join Kevin Collins and friends on their travels around the world of the classical guitar, sharing adventures and sounds of the guitar.

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Kevin Collins

Known as “The American Segovia,” Classical Guitarist Kevin Collins has traveled the world with his guitar, and shares his love of the guitar and its music. Called “warm and entertaining” by New York Times critic John Canaday, Kevin plays music from many countries and traditions. In Classical Guitar Around the World, you will meet Kevin’s friends and hear tales of their travels with the guitar.

Kevin Collins comes from a musical family. His mother played piano and he started learning the classical guitar at a very early age from his father. By the time he was a teen, Kevin was playing professionally and went on to study classical guitar at the Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest in the U.S., with the founder of the Guitar Department Richard Provost. After college, he continued his studies at the Aspen Music School with Maestro Oscar Ghiglia and played for the International Design Conference at Aspen. Kevin made his debut in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Austin Symphony, and, in New York, he played at the Rainbow Room, as well as concerts in Europe and South America, and across the U.S.

Kevin is a former guitar faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He founded the Amherst Red Barn Music School, where literally thousands of people have come to share the joy of music.

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