1st Edition – Kaleidokithara
by Sergio Assad
The piece Kaleidokithara was composed specifically for this project by Sérgio Assad, one of the most prolific and recognized living composers for the guitar.
The orchestra is formed by 115 members who submitted their home recorded videos online, and the full ensemble features 143 guitarists from 50 countries across the globe.
Virtual Guitar Orchestra has been gaining worldwide attention, its videos and website have been viewed over 150.000 times and has been featured on many leading classical guitar publications and organizations, including Gendai Guitar Magazine, Classical Guitar Magazine (online edition), Guitar Foundation of America, Guitar Salon International, This Is Classical Guitar and dozens of guitar societies around the world. The project was also presented on the Paraguayan TV station Unicanal.
In the first edition we had an amazing lineup of 28 world class guitar soloists in the first edition of Virtual Guitar Orchestra:
David Russell, Pepe Romero, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Yamandu Costa, Odair Assad, Zoran Dukic, Berta Rojas, Ana Vidovic, Badi Assad, Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser, John Dearman, Matthew Greif, Ricardo Gallen, Aniello Desiderio, Judicaël Perroy, Meng Su, Rene Izquierdo, Thomas Viloteau, Stephanie Jones, Gaelle Solal, João Luiz, Matthew McAllister, Elodie Bouny, Elina Chekan, Marc Teicholz, Mak Grgic and Uros Baric.