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Scott Cmiel

Scott Cmiel is Chair of the guitar and musicianship departments at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division and Director of the guitar program at San Francisco School of the Arts.

Articles by this Author

Recital Review
November 14, 2017

In his first solo recital for the Omni Foundation, the guitarist took his audience on a journey of ardent emotional complexity.

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Recital Review
April 10, 2017

The guitar virtuoso shines most brightly on the more daring repertoire choices.

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Recital Review
October 4, 2016

You may not recognize the name, but this is a special performer.

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Chamber Music Review
April 7, 2016

The virtuosic duo succeed with their custom blend of “esoteric acoustic guitar art songs.”

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Recital Review
March 14, 2016

The guitarist delivered masterful renderings of J.S. Bach's Chaconne and a selection of Latin favorites.

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Modern Classical Review
April 28, 2015

The series presents a retrospective program of music for guitars by the experimental composer.

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Modern Classical Review
March 31, 2015

Violinist Hye-jin Kim and guitarist João Luiz performed music from Brazil and Argentina at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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Chamber Music Review
December 11, 2014

The Romero Guitar Quartet is both living history and a contemporary phenomenon, as another brilliant concert and sold-out venue proved.

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Recital Review
April 6, 2014

Effortlessly parsing Apollonian and Dionysiac aesthetics, Manuel Barrueco’s guitar enlivens arrangements of works by Bach and Scarlatti.

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Chamber Music Review
March 12, 2014

Flamenco’s most-prominent guitar artist, known as Tomatito, performs with his Sextet a stunning program of contemporary music for the art form.

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Chamber Music Review
February 22, 2014

SoloDuo, a pair of Italian guitarists provided rare and elegant entertainment, with new, and unusual repertory.

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Video Essay
January 30, 2014

Nothing like a strong right hand for a guitarist. Here's how to begin.

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Video Essay
December 5, 2013

Step one with any instrument. Here's how to get off on the right foot ... er, hand, with the guitar.

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Chamber Music Review
November 1, 2013

The Katona Twins Guitar Duo highlighted both the popular and classical roots of the guitar in an unusual and distinctive recital.

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Chamber Music Review
July 21, 2013

In San Francisco, that hotbed of world-class guitar performances, a new series is born; Mobius Trio and The Living Earth Show were featured in the wide-ranging inaugural concert.

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Recital Review
April 13, 2013

A young winner of an international guitar competition, Vladimir Gorbach, presents a nuanced, passionate performance of little-known works.

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Upcoming Concert
March 20, 2013

Meng Su and Yameng Wang are rapidly becoming California celebrities. Their repertoire has an exciting world-music flavor featuring such composers as Brazil’s Sergio Assad and China’s Tan Dun, as well as sensitive interpretations of Spanish classics and the music of J.S. Bach. 

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Recital Review
March 16, 2013

Not content with a spectacular performance of a contemporary masterwork, and other meaty fare, Marcin Dylla did actual magic tricks during his encore.

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Recital Review
March 2, 2013

Playing the works of composers who were also instrumentalists, guitarist David Russell proves to be their masterful advocate.

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Upcoming Concert
February 22, 2013

Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla gave a brilliant and deeply poetic recital in April 2011 and his return to San Francisco is highly anticipated. 

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