Los Angeles, CA
Taso Comanescu is an exciting, young guitarist. His enthusiasm for the music and talent for performing shows in the way his audiences have received him. I wish him all the best in his career.
Great performance. As solid as I’ve ever heard... really drawing the actual sound out of the guitar so it achieves both goals brilliantly - demonstrating the guitar and demonstrating your abilities. Great job!
Taso is an extraordinary artist. I have recorded dozens of guitarists over the years, and Taso’s technical mastery and musical sensitivity make him a joy to work with. His charisma and passion for music is obvious in every single note that he plays.
In an increasingly generic guitar world, Taso Comanescu emerges as one who stands out by virtue of his disciplined technique and a certain artistic nobility that goes beyond quantifiable descriptions. It is the sudden change of colors, the slight bending of the rhythm, the inventive phrasing that, when put together, make me feel grateful for having listened to Taso play once more.
As a classical guitar maker, what I appreciate most about Taso is his dedication to the craft and genuine enthusiasm for the guitar. Taso has a warm, gracious personality and it is reflected in his music. I’m reminded why I love and build the guitar when listening to him play. His attention to detail, colorful interpretations, understanding of the music and willingness to explore new ideas is art in the making.
Recently, the Classical Concert Series in celebration of the 10th Season presented Taso Comanescu. His program was varied and performed with outstanding musicianship and, in addition, he communicated with his audience. Taso was very well received and he would be re-engaged without hesitation. We wish him continued success in his career.
Upon entering the intimate Old Spanish Colonial parish in Beverly Hills, I felt aware of the stillness of the audience. All eyes and ears were riveted on the young classical guitarist Taso Comanescu. His fervor and devotion were immediately clear and I poised myself to be present for each musical phrase of his stunning performance. His focus never faltered through the 13 well-chosen pieces. Taso deftly handles the styles of seven composers from Francisco Tarrega’s soulful Lagrima to Isaac Albeniz’s Asturian, classical piece Leyenda. He was magical.
Wonderful show! Everyone loved it and thought that it was excellent and very interesting.
Extraordinary performance…. A grand program of famous arias and Neapolitan Songs…(Castronovo) was accompanied by an impressive five piece musical ensemble. The magnificent acoustics of the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall were perfect.