Press

Press
  • “The 2006 release of Six Strings marks the first full length solo CD from Canadian classical guitarist, Brad Mahon. Aside from adding in some tasteful reverb in the mastering process, all the sounds on Six Strings are as Mahon cut them live in a studio setting. An outstanding classical guitarist, Mahon is clearly in his element here, covering a wide ranging centuries old repertoire of guitar masters – some of the big names like Tarrega and Villa-Lobos but all still deserving rediscovery. As this excellent sounding CD intends, it’s good to know that there’s still devoted classical technicians like Brad Mahon on the scene reminding everyone about where the whole guitar world really began.” Robert Silverman, 20th Century Guitar magazine (New
    York)
  • “The Oberon Guitar Trio prove themselves to be a highly competent trio who blend extremely well together in ensemble. Scattered throughout these excellent compositions are moments of high drama and excitement alongside passages of pathos and charm, all emotions with which the trio handle with ease and a good sense of musicianship.” Classical Guitar magazine (UK)
  • “Everyone will find something enjoyable in this group’s diverse repertoire, which is played with virtuosity, humour, and sensitivity.” (Oberon Guitar Trio) Kimberley Daily Bulletin
  • “The music was mellow, attractive and down right interesting…an afternoon of very enjoyable music…an intimate presentation…” (Oberon Guitar Trio) Daily Townsman, Cranbrook, BC
  • “…the diversity and range of styles are huge, like the landscape. And somehow the vast prairies and the optimistic soul of Western Canada are nicely caught…It’s a labor of love for this group and it shows. I’ll give it the full 5 stars.” (Land’s End Chamber Ensemble: Rollin’ Down the #1. Winner of the 2006 Western Canada Music Award, “Best Classical Recording.”) Rick Phillips, Sound Advice, CBC Radio
  • “Three times the fun!” (Oberon Guitar Trio) Castlegar News, Castlegar, BC
  • “They easily invoke medieval romance or a trip to the outermost moon of Uranus.” (Oberon Guitar Trio) Mountain Fruit
  • “The familiarity of the songs, coupled with the rich warm presence of Brad’s guitar, provides a very comforting and kind ambiance.” CD Baby
  • “A very accomplished performer.” CBC Radio
  • “The trio shares its passion for contemporary works for three guitars.” (Oberon Guitar Trio) Vancouver Observer
  • “…a delightful musical night and great spectacle for the audience.” Baiao Noticia, Portugal
  • “Solid performers in their own right, Ralph Maier, Brad Mahon, and Murray Visscher sparkle in the trio setting.” (Oberon Guitar Trio) Kaslo Concert Society
  • “Impressive!” Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB
  • “Intimacy was also a hallmark of four Nocturnes by the little-known Antoine Lhoyer, but that’s not because of their title. Many pieces of the 19th century, especially for piano, imitated the simple melody-plus-accompaniment style created by the sensitive Irish pianist John Field without any reference to night noises or lullabies. These Nocturnes, sounding a lot like Schubert, were well played. Equally well played and far more exciting was music with a Latin flavour. There was very pleasant music from Brazil by Celso Machado, from Cuba by the brilliantly inventive Leo Brouwer, and from Spain by the popular Manuel de Falla. Each one of these was more exciting than the previous, and the performance became more authentic, too. It was most impressive that some of this music was played from memory, and to know the duo is heading towards complete memorization of their repertoire.” (East-West Guitar Duo) Brantford Expositor, Brantford, ON
  • “The Oberon Trio from Calgary was a delight. A very professional and well-blended sound made their Canadian programme a pleasure. Their performance of Gagnon’s Alice in Wonderland was a treat, as was the work by Pascal Sasseville.” Guitar Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • “The Oberon Guitar Trio have delivered a recording both enjoyable and impressively performed making it a great addition to anyone’s music library.” Classical Guitar Canada
  • “The first Guitarfestwest festival got started off on the right note on Monday night with Calgary’s own Oberon Trio. The first half of the evening opened and closed with pieces that showcased the trio’s shared affinity towards rock and popular styles of music, including a stunning arrangement of Keith Emerson’s Eruption from Tarkus by Ralf Maier. The centerpiece of the program came early, however, with a premiere performance of Incantatio written for the trio by Pascal Sasseville Quoquochi. Its Brouwer like first movement, hypnotic second movement, and rhythmically driven third movement came across very well and is sure to become an audience favourite. The trio was not afraid to take the program in an entirely different direction for the second half with a selection of 19th century material performed on authentic replica instruments owned by Murray Visscher. The tongue and check humor in Diabelli’s Gran Trio, Op. 62 (executed with a wonderful sense of dialogue), topped off with the comedic stylings of Brad Mahon, left the audience with smiles on their faces and looking forward to many more Guitarfestwest festivals to come!” Classical Guitar Canada

Some dates for my Super Fans

Hope to see you! Please contact me for ticket info and other event details. Sept. 25-26, 2018 – China Conservatory, Beijing Sept. 22, 2018 – Kirby Centre Aug. 6-10, 2018 – GuitarFestWest July 4, 2018 – Missa Gaia, Read more...