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Grisha Goryachev: Classical and Flamenco Technique Workshop & Concert
July 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Grisha Goryachev In Concert: July 13 @ 7:30PM (Doors Open at 7:00PM): $25.00, Reservations Required
Special Classical and Flamenco Workshop (see below for details)
Workshop only: $40.00
Workshop and concert: $60.00
Reservations required for both workshop and concert.
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We had the immense pleasure of meeting and hearing the brilliant young Russian flamenco artist Grisha Goryachev at the 2019 URI Guitar Festival. Grisha performed to a spell-bound audience at the opening concert. Besides Grisha’s guitar, the only other noise heard in the room was jaws dropping to the floor! We have seldom, if EVER, heard such impassioned brilliance in a solo guitarist!
Grisha is regarded as being at the forefront of international artists performing concert flamenco today. We are truly honored to be able to present Grisha Goryachev at North Meadow House Concerts. We hope you will join us for this evening of music, friendship, vino and tapas! Please reserve early, as this concert will sell out very quickly!
Grisha Goryachev: A Special Hands-on Classical and Flamenco Technique Workshop
July 13, 2:30 – 4:30 PM,
Grisha will give a general workshop that can benefit all guitarists who are interested in learning about Grisha’s guitar techniques and some flamenco styles as well.
The workshop will run from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Following the workshop participants are free to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (a list of our favorite places will be provided). The workshop fee alone is $40; the fee for combination of workshop and concert is $60.00.
Enrollment for the workshop is limited to 10 participants. As this event is already filling up, please send us your reservation as soon as possible. For more details, or to make a reservation, please write to:
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.
Grisha strives to keep alive older flamenco masterpieces that now exist only on records, by performing them in concerts. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical guitar. Grisha began playing guitar at the age of six, studying first with his father Dmitry, an acknowledged master teacher of the instrument. At nine years old, Grisha started his performing career as a child prodigy. His numerous performances before large audiences in the most prestigious concert halls in the Soviet Union were highly praised.
Following a tour of Spain, Grisha was invited to play for flamenco legend Paco de Lucía, who soon after, personally intervened in support of his application for an American visa, which was awarded in 1997 on the basis of Extraordinary Ability. In May 2005 Grisha was awarded the prize for Best Performance of Spanish Music at the VI International Classical Guitar Competition Julian Arcás in Almería, Spain.
Grisha received his Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied under famous guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk. He was one of the 30 people in 2006 to become a fellow of the distinguished Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, recognizing him as exceptional in his chosen field.
Since his immigration to the United States, Grisha has toured extensively in the states and abroad as a performer, instructor, and judge for many prominent festivals and venues. A firm believer in exposing the young generations to the beauty of classical and flamenco guitar, he likes to include Outreach performances and workshops at schools as part of his concert tours. Grisha’s YouTube videos have collected over two million views and many notable comments. Grisha recorded two CDs: Alma Flamenca and Homenaje a Sabicas.