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Guitar Recital: Thomas Viloteau

Artist(s) Viloteau, Thomas, guitar
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570510
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Thomas Viloteau, First Prize Winner in the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, has studied at the Barcelona Conservatorio Superior de Música under Joan Furio, and at the École Normale in Paris with Alberto Ponce. In this recital he presents a varied selection from some of the finest composers for guitar, from Alberto Ginastera and Leo Brouwer to the French- Tunisian Roland Dyens, with whom Viloteau studied in Paris.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,September 2007

I often wonder what happens to the multitude of guitar competition prizewinners that emerge each year, though the young French winner of the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, Thomas Viloteau is such an incredibly gifted performer at the tender age of 22, that he is a league apart from the others. He has enjoyed a top quality education, including time with Alberto Ponce and Roland Dyens in Paris to follow on three years study in Barcelona, and in every facet this shows through in his performances, though the ultimate artistry is in those unfailingly accurate fingers and alert musical mind. Just sit back and wonder how anyone could play Llobet’s Variations at such speed, brio and total accuracy. But he is not just a technician of staggering



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