Naxos recording artist, Fulbright Scholar, winner of Tokyo International Guitar Competition, guitar teacher.
Alex and Liz Layton
I love this picture with violinist Elizabeth Layton. It was taken at Adelaide's Botanic Park and used the Moreton Bay Fig trees as a backdrop. Photos by Tony Lewis, December 2013. The guitar is the 2010 Sakurai Kohno Special.
This was taken by an Austin friend, Galina Stepanova on a trip to Round Top, TX, in late 2006 or early 2007. The guitar in the picture is the 2006 Sakurai Kohno Maestro model that I won at the 2006 Tokyo International Competition. Unfortunately I could not keep that guitar, but ended up getting a Sakura Kohno Special 2010 on which I recorded part of my Naxos Ponce Sonatas disc.
At the 2007 GFA in LA
Photo by Kirk Rochester. The day before the GFA finals at the 2007 LA Convention, they had a wonderful photographer take pictures of the four finalists. Guess they were sick of all these guitarists winning the competition but not even having a decent picture to use for publicity.
The 2007 Smallman in the picture was just a few months old.