Seckau Guitar Festival

Spent a couple of hours last weekend at the annual Seckau Guitar Festival at Seckau Abbey. A very nice festival organized by Johann and Florian Palier. It was a wonderful venue, atmosphere and closing concert of the festival participants. Lots of great young guitarists.

It was also a real treat to hear one of my newly discovered favorite guitarists Jan Depreter play through several pieces on my guitars (La Maja de Goya, Fuga BWV1001, Villa-Lobos Mazurka among others...). His playing is so clear and full of color and articulation; it was really something to hear live.

"Today I tried the guitars by American-Austrian guitarmaker Michael Cadiz, whose deep-tuned Torres/Hauser-inspired instrument I thought was surprisingly versatile and responsive with generous basses and a particularly authentic “Hauser” sound on the 2nd string"