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October 2020

Claude Sirois


Born in Montreal in 1949, Claude Sirois took private lessons at the Ste-Croix School of Music and devoted himself to the classical repertoire..

In 1977, he adapts his classical guitar technique to Quebec song by recording his first disc as a soloist..

Claude Sirois is the first guitarist who marketed the classical guitar in Quebec. Today, he has several CDs and collections of his published compositions..

Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne


Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne was born in 1986 in Cowansville, Quebec, Canada.

He showed an interest in classical music at the age of 12. At the age of 15, Alvaro Pierri welcomed him into his guitar class..

He is the winner of more than twenty competitions, including nine international competitions in Spain, France, Belgium, Vietnam and Canada..

In 2016, he studied for a year in France, where he won the Sylva Gelber Foundation for Music prize and a grant from the Conseil des Arts du Québec. .

His first album “Aquarelle” offers a varied repertoire; a journey around the world..

Giorgio Signorile


Giorgio Signorile was born in 1962 in Cuneo Italy. He began studying guitar at the local Conservatory, first with Pino Briasco and then with Paolo Manzo, graduating in 1986 with honors..

Later he worked with Betho Davezac and Leo Brouwer, starting a concert activity as a soloist and in chamber music groups..

In this first period he dedicated himself mainly to contemporary music with L’Assieme Chitarristico Italiano and with this formation he recorded two CDs..

At the same time he began to write for his instrument and this activity became the most important: in 2007 his activity as a composer expanded and the collaboration with publishing houses such as Zedde, Sinfonica and especially Ut Orpheus resulted in a series of publications dedicated to the guitar..

His latest CD “Riflessi”, produced by CNI Music of Rome, collects a series of compositions for solo guitar published in recent years by the Bolognese publishing house Ut Orpheus..

Fernando H


Fernando Hernández León was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on May 30, 1962. He studied music at the Conservatories of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

He completed his instrumental training by attending courses given by great teachers such as José Tomás, José Luis Rodrigo, Hugo Geller, Edoardo Catemario, Pompeyo Pérez, Mauricio Díaz, Ignacio Rodes etc.

Since 2000 he has been a Professor at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, teaching the Speciality of “Guitar” and has also taught the subjects of “Choir”, “Accompaniment and Improvisation”.

In this Educational Center, he has also held the managerial positions of Head of Studies and Vice-Director.

Damián Báez Galván


Damián Báez Galván is a Mexican composer who graduated from the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Michoacán. .

He is a professor of ethnomusicology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), graduated with honors. .

He has attended seminars in composition with Tristán Murail, Helmut Lachenman, Beat Furrer and Hans Thomalla, among others. .

His string quartet “A la selva que aún nos queda” was chosen to be performed at the 2006 edition of the legendary Darmstädter Ferienkurse in Germany, within the composition student circuit..

Patrick Ruby


A graduate of the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles, Patrick Ruby works with Alberto Ponce, Carel Harms and Alexandre Lagoya. .

Selected by an international jury presided by Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Patrick Ruby was a laureate of the Foundation in 1986 and the same year received a special mention for the interpretation of contemporary music at the Biennale Française de la Création..

His recognized qualities allow him to play in the largest French cities and abroad. .

He makes recordings for France-Musique and participates in programs produced by Maguy Lovano, Alain Lacombe, Martine Kauffmann and Alain Pâris.

Patrick Ruby pays particular attention to the 20th century repertoire and to the creation project. .

His solo repertoire includes the composers JS Bach, Villa-Lobos, Carbajo, Turina, Frank Martin, Krenek, Petrassi, Ohana, Takemitsu, Denisov..

Louis Morneau


Musician and composer, Louis Morneau has distinguished himself in a wide variety of musical styles. .

He has performed regularly in concerts throughout Quebec, as a soloist and within several classical, world music and pop groups. .

He played with the ensemble Amalgáma in its early days. He has been the recipient of several grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec..

Nearly twenty years ago, Louis turned his attention to recording and producing with a constant preoccupation for the delivery of a quality, rich and profound sound of the works entrusted to him and the shows in which he participated as a sound designer and sound engineer. .

Soon after, he discovered an art that has fascinated and fascinated him ever since: mastering. He fully realizes himself in this profession which requires a rigorous technique as much as his artistic sense..

David Jacques


Born in Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, David Jacques holds a doctorate in early music performance (D.Mus. guitars and lutes) from the Université de Montréal. .

He studied classical guitar at Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Université Laval and the Conservatoire de musique de Québec..

He has collaborated on more than 50 recordings on various labels.

Very active in Quebec and abroad, giving concerts in more than 40 countries on five continents. .

Parallel to his performing activities, David is professor of classical guitar and lute at the Music Department of the Cégep de Sainte-Foy and at the Faculty of Music of Laval University. He occasionally sits on juries for important national and international competitions..

Ernesto Hernández Lunagómez


Ernesto Hernández Lunagómez was born in the state of Veracruz, Mexico..

He is considered the most important guitarist and composer of concert music of his generation in Mexico. Ernesto Hernández Lunagómez, has also received several awards in competitions and festivals..

Currently, Ernesto Hernández Lunagómez is conducting an intense concert tour as a soloist throughout Mexico and Europe to promote his works for solo guitar..

His musical writing is inspired by forms and styles of ancient compositions, preferably the bipartite sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, but with a mixture of styles that make his guitaristic work original and unique.