by Jarrett Hoffman
On Saturday, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society unveiled the latest concert video in its International Series. Australian guitarist Stephanie Jones introduces herself to Cleveland from her home in Munich in an excellent recital that’s still available on YouTube for at least a month.
One of the first impressions from the video is Jones’ gift as a communicator, both in words and in music. Her spoken introductions are engaging and casual. She doesn’t aim to provide a verbal program note — instead, she mixes bits of history and explanations of technique with personal insights, and always keeps it short.