St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean£5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day)
Crazy Nails! are a classical guitar duo. Gaëlle Solal is a prize-winning international concert artist and teacher from France with a passion for contemporary music and dance. Boris Gaquere is a Belgian international concert guitarist, chamber musician and composer.
After establishing themselves in the world of classical music for many years, these two musicians decided to take courage in both hands and to think outside the box. Their goal is to breathe new life into music of the past and present, and to rediscover the pleasure of making music. Beginning as a normal concert, Crazy Nails will invite you step by step into a playful, zany show full of surprises and a fantastic journey throughout all genres of music and all kinds of emotions and craziness. Created in 2017, this unusual concert mixes music and comedy.
Gaëlle Solal is a guitarist of extraordinary passion and virtuosity. Born in Marseilles (France), she began studying the guitar with René Bartoli. At 14 she won three gold medals at the Conservatoire de Marseilles, then studied with Roland Dyens, Oscar Ghiglia, Alvaro Pierri. A winner of 1st Prize at Alessandria Competition, Locquémeau, Savona, and Sernancehle, finalist at Concert Artists Guild New York, and 2nd Prize at Guitar Foundation of America, Gaëlle has performed in more than 40 countries. She has presented concertos with the Berkeley Symphony, the Garde Républicaine, the Philharmonic Turin Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded two CDs: Maestri della Chitarra and Chaconnes & Passacailles.
Boris Gaquere is a guitarist and composer from Brussels (Belgium) and has performed for audiences throughout the world. His compositions, published by Les Productions d'Oz, GSP and Editions Lemoine are played and recorded from Canada to Japan. Boris obtained 1st Prize and a Superior Diploma of Guitar from the Royal Music Conservatoires of Brussels then at Mons with Sérgio and Odair Assad. Boris has participated in masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens, David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Costas Cotsiolis and Paulo Bellinati. He has made several recordings: Xeque-Mate with Odair Assad as a guest, Carpe Diem, Tempo Feliz, Dito Cujo, and Batendo Cancelas.
This recital by Crazy Nails! is part of the West Dean
International Classical Guitar Festival.
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