Duo Beija-Flor is a classical flute and guitar duo that is as multi-layered as their home base of Montreal. Their repertoire, based upon what they call “ethno-classical” music, is full of unique and colorful sonorities that takes the listener on a musical voyage. Much like the nationalistic musical movement that came to life at the end of the 19th century, their repertoire consists of music from composers that have used either traditional dances, stories, or songs in order to create their works. They incorporate many extended and contemporary techniques in their performance giving them a more authentic sound and at the same time a modern twist to their music. With this type of repertoire they seek to increase the understanding of the diverse populations and cultures that make up modern-day Canada through music, anecdotes and outreach performances.
Le parcours millénaire de la guitare
Concert-conférence qui explore le développement de la guitare et des instruments à cordes pincées qui la précèdent dans le temps. Oscar Salazar Varela présente des pièces musicales datant du Moyen-Âge jusqu’au XXIe siècle.
Le public a l’occasion d’essayer les différents instruments à cordes et de s’initier aux rythmes musicaux des différentes époques.
Ioana performs concerts, both Solo and with Orchestra, in Canada, France, Germany, Romania, The Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Austria, USA and many other countries. She teaches master classes internationally in countries including Germany, Mexico, Romania and the USA. She has also made several recordings on radio and television.
Here are the results for the youth competition that took place at Montreal Guitar Festival on Sunday May 26th...
Informal concerts in front of an audience ; in an informal and relaxed setting. These concerts are geared to all guitarists regardless of their level.
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes from prominent international competitions to his credit. In 1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and Convention awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts and masterclasses. In between his North American tour that year, he gave several concerts in France where his performances were broadcast live on France-Musique followed by extensive recital tours throughout the world.