Lecture on the Art of the Classical Guitar
Lecture on The Art of the Classical Guitar by David Collett, President of Guitar Salon International
Mr. Collett will offer a survey of the development, cultural personality, musical qualities, and audience appeal of the guitar. He will include stories about guitar-builders,world-class performers, and their interaction and will also highlight the design properties of exceptional guitars.
Music has been a huge part of Mr. Collett’s life from childhood. He began with the violin at age six and turned to the guitar in his teens. He studied privately with 10-string virtuoso Vince Macaluso and then with the great Celin Romero at the University of California, San Diego, where he double-majored in music and economics.
A member of the famous guitar quartet, the Romeros, Celin not only focused on repertoire and technique in his classes, but also on the craft of creating the finest guitars themselves. He introduced him to guitars in his collection by the likes of Miguel Rodríguez, Hermann Hauser I, and Santos Hernández. This ultimately led to his career in dealing with the best guitars. After several years studying and working in Europe, he joined Guitar Salon International (GSI) in 2000.
GSI in Santa Monica, California is one of the world’s most respected dealers in classical and flamenco guitars and is the premier online community and educational resource on these instruments. The company generously contributed expertise and information as the MFA developed The Art of the Classical Guitar.