Interpreters and composers

Blaise Laflamme

BLAISE LAFLAMME

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.

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.

MIGUEL FRANCO

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.
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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..

Claude Sirois

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

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

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..

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Harmonization No. 33 – dominant 7th chords – part 2.