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 RussellPepe Romero, Juan Manuel CañizaresYamandu CostaOdair AssadZoran DukicBerta RojasAna VidovicBadi AssadScott TennantWilliam KanengiserJohn DearmanMatthew GreifRicardo GallenAniello DesiderioJudicaël PerroyMeng SuRene IzquierdoThomas ViloteauStephanie JonesGaelle SolalJoão LuizMatthew McAllisterElodie BounyElina ChekanMarc TeicholzMak Grgic and Uros Baric.