Concert by Gaëlle Solal

St Andrew's Church, West Dean


Guitarist of extraordinary passion and virtuosity, Gaëlle Solal was born in Marseilles (France) and began the guitar at age 6 with René Bartoli. At 14, she won three gold medals at the Conservatoire de Marseilles and as best student of all instruments, was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Marseille.

A winner of 1st Grand Prix at Alessandria Competition, 1st Prize in Locquémeau, 1st Prize in Savona, 1st Prize in Sernancehle, Finalist at Concert Artists Guild New York, Honor Diplom at Accademia Chigiana and 2nd Prize at Guitar Foundation of America, Gaëlle has performed in more than 40 countries.

She has performed in Festival dIle de France, Noches en los Reales Alcázares in Sevilla, Festival dAvignon, Festival Montpellier-Radio France and at Salle Cortot (Paris), Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley), Tsuda Hall, Nikkei Hall, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Merkin Concert Hall (NY) and at the Guitar Foundation of America's Nation Convention in 2011. She has presented concertos with the Berkeley Symphony, the Garde Républicaine Orchestra and the Philharmonic Turin Orchestra.

Guitar Festival Concerts also by Pavel Steidl, Vincent Lindsey-Clark and the Katona Twins. We offer a Guitar Festival Season Ticket (entry to all four Concerts and Open Day) at the special price of £45.

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