Blaise Laflamme evolved in an area where art, critical thinking and crazy ideas was the order of the day! Curious and creative in his nature, he began his musical trip as an autodidact, through the sinuous and enriching road of progressive rock that led him to “so-called” classical music, to then perfect the art of musical interpretation under the direction of master Alvaro Pierri. Discovering sounds, painting forms and telling stories are the foundation that guides his artistic research.
Interpreters and composers
Miguel Ángel Franco Martín is a guitarist and musician with a degree in music pedagogy from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. He studied recorder, modern harmony, arranging, orchestration, choir and orchestra conducting. .
Miguel is a teacher, director of vocal and instrumental groups. He studied classical guitar with Jaime Arias Obregón, Gentil Montaña and jazz guitar with Gabriel Rondón.
He trained in the Suzuki method with Marilyn O’Boyle, Bill Kossler, MaryLou Roberts and Diana Chagalj.
Since 2005, he has been teaching Suzuki guitar in his school “Ad libitum Escuela de Guitarra”.
He has also been a professor at the Universidad el Bosque, choir and orchestra director at the Fundación Batuta, Fundación Música en los Templos and Colegio Nuestra Señora de Fátima de la Policía Nacional..
Born in Mexico City in 1980. He holds a degree in Guitar Instrumentalist from the Faculty of Music of the UNAM, and was a disciple of Gerardo Tamez, René Viruega, Óscar Cárdenas and Guillermo Flores Méndez who, as guitarists and composers, had a decisive influence on his future vocation. He also participated in Néstor Castañeda’s …
Suzie Auclair distinguished herself on the classical guitar at an early age by winning the Concours de Musique du Québec where she finished first at the age of 12. At the age of 13, she performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. She holds a …
At a very young age, I was lulled by music: singing and playing the piano with my family. My mother used to put us to sleep at the piano with the great classics. Thanks to the musicians who helped me grow musically, especially Roque Carbajo, and still today, the only people with whom I can …
Mauricio Venegas was born in 1978 in Montreal. He was introduced to music at a very early age and began to take classical guitar technique more seriously in 1995 with his first teacher Ivan Contreras. In the early years, he already had a strong interest in composition. He will also train with Andrés Samper, Roque …
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 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 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..