What happens when you put six astonishing guitar virtuosos from four different countries on stage at the same time? You get the California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio.
CGT+MG3 features all six virtuoso guitarists from California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3). Representing four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), they fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’.
In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3′s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
Inspired in 2010 by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal, CGT and MG3 have proceeded to release a live recording (2011), land showcases at numerous arts presenter conferences, and sustain frequent co-bill touring throughout North America; from the Iridium in New York City, to Montreal Jazz Festival (twice), to Napa Valley Opera House.
The two trios tour again in 2012/13 visiting 20 cities (and counting) in the United States and Canada. And like their performances, the members of the ensemble can appear in a variety of configurations to lead guitar-oriented workshops, school performances, master classes, & demonstrations for musicians and aspirant musicians of all experience levels.
It promises to be a night of eclectic, energetic music from six of the world’s top guitarists.
- Sébastien Dufour
- Marc Morin
- Glenn Lévesque
Montreal Guitar Trio
In The Media
Celebrity Café Speaker, 30 minutes prior to the show
David Crabbs, Professional Guitar Instructor
- David Crabbs is a classical guitar player gifted in all types of instrumental guitar genras. He has recently opened Ankeny Guitar Studio. He is a graduate of Drake University and has studied with Los Romeros. In addition, he is a teaching artist of guitar at Drake University.