The Altamira Performance Series is a catalogue of performances by a range of talented musicians playing different Altamira guitars. All recordings have been mastered and balanced to give a true representation of each guitar's natural sound, with minimal effects added.
MADE IN FRANCE
“Made in France” is a ‘valse-rumba’ gypsy jazz piece composed by Bireli Lagrene. Sam O’Halloran is one of Melbourne’s up and coming jazz musicians, and plays an Altamira MO1D Gypsy Jazz guitar in this performance.
“Lagartixa” is a moto perpetual choro taken from the suite ‘Introduced Species’ played and composed by Ken Murray. Tribute to the Brazilian guitar master Doug de Vries. Ken plays a cedar top Altamira N300 in this performance.
The great Pavel Steidl plays Romanze from Bardenklange, Op. 13 by Johann Kaspar Mertz on a traditional Stauffer guitar at the 2019 Altamira Guitar Symposium
HOMENAJE A TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
“Homenaje a Toulouse-Lautrec” is a piece composed by the Spanish composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. Alex Verdasco is a Melbourne based guitarist completing a Masters of Music and plays an Altamira L’Orfeo in this performance.
LA PETENERTA NO HA MUERTO
A piece written by the Granadine flamenco guitarist and composer Angel Barrios (1882 – 1964). Angel was a close friend to Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albeniz. Ken Murray plays an Altamira N200 in this performance.
The great Pavel Steidl plays An Malvina from Bardenklange, Op. 13 by Johann Kaspar Mertz on a traditional Stauffer guitar at the 2019 Altamira Guitar Symposium
The Altamira Masterclass Series features our ambassadors providing lessons on different techniques, musical styles and pieces.
MASTERCLASS: TREMOLO TECHNIQUE
A masterclass by Ken Murray on the advanced guitar technique – tremolo. Great tips on practicing both the right and left hand. Lesson pdf available here.
MASTERCLASS: WALTZ IN EM – CALATAYUD
AMEB Grade 2 List C
A masterclass by Dr. Ken Murray on “Waltz in Em” by Calatayud, a beginner level Spanish piece which is part of the AMEB Classical Guitar syllabus (Grade 2 List C).
MASTERCLASS: STUDY NUMBER 6 – BROUWER
AMEB Grade 4 List A
A masterclass by Adam May on “Study Number 6” by Leo Brouwer, an intermediate level arpeggio study which is part of the AMEB Classical Guitar syllabus (Grade 4 List A).
MASTERCLASS: SIMPLE MAMBO – TISSERAND
AMEB Grade 2 List C
A masterclass by Sergio Ercole on “Simple Mambo” by Tisserand, a beginner level Latin-style piece which is part of the AMEB Classical Guitar syllabus (Grade 2 List C).
MASTERCLASS: SUNRISE OVER SEA – MURRAY
AMEB Grade 3 List A
A masterclass by Dr. Ken Murray on his own piece “Sunrise over Sea”, an intermediate arpeggio study which is part of the AMEB Classical Guitar syllabus (Grade 3 List A).