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China Guitarist:Jonathan Gogh


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  Jonathan Gogh, classical and American finger-style guitarist and guitar maker. An authority on finger-style performing and guitar making in China. Born Sep. 16th, 1961 in Xi'an. Study violin with father when six. Enrolled by Sichuan Music Conservatory when sixteen, began to study classical guitar playing. Won the championship in West-South Five Provinces and Eight Cities' Classical Guitar Contest in 1988. Recorded and published an classical guitar album in the same year. Then held tour concerts at capital cities of every province of China. In 1990, was invited by Beijing University to teach guitar course. Listed in book "World Outstanding Guitarists Directory". In 1991, change style to American Finger-style and Flamenco. Awarded scholarship by Hartford Music Institute, went to study there in America since October 1991.

  Back to China in May 1993. Founded "Gogh's Manual Guitar Workshop" in Lanzhou city in 1994. Removed to China Music Conservatory in Beijing in 1996. In the same year, was listed in book "World Guitar Figures" as performing artist and guitar maker. In 1997, invited by Beijing MIDI Music School to be guest director and consulting artist. Wrote book "American Finger-Style Method". Living Yunnan Province from 1999 to 2000.

  This year, was listed in book "The History of Guitar 500 Years" as an authority of guitar playing and guitar making of China. Now, invited by CCTV for rocording a series of guitar teching program "Gogh's Finger-style Guitar Class", vedio and book are in process to publish. And also a CD album "Last Steam Engine Train" will be release together.

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