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Abhijit Ganguly

Contributing Writer

Kolkata, India

Kaitie Elizabeth

Contributing Artist

Idaho, USA

Ivan R. Lopez

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

Michelle Antelo

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

January 17, 2015

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“What I love most of the classical guitar is the intimacy one gets when playing the instrument”  ~Simon Cheong


Simon Cheong was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia He founded the Classical Guitar Society (WP/Sel) Malaysia in 1993 and has been the President ever since. He is the festival director of ‘CGS Malaysia International Guitar Festival & Camp’. In 2004, with his students, he formed the Kuala Lumpur Guitar Ensemble II (2004-2014). He has performed at guitar festivals in Turkey, Thailand and Germany. Abhijit Ganguly speaks to Simon on the sidelines of Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2014.


What is it that drew you to the classical guitar and what do you love about the instrument?


Simon Cheong - “Firstly, on my moth...

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