Gabriel Bianco walks through the first piece Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ever wrote for the guitar: Variations Through the Centuries. Bianco begins by giving the background and discussing the overall character of the piece.
The lesson continues with musical demonstrations and in depth discussions of each movement. Some of the primary topics include dynamic phrasing, separating the melody and accompaniment voices, finding expressive fingerings, and reflecting the proper character in one’s interpretation.
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About Gabriel Bianco
Recognized as one of today’s finest classical guitarists, Gabriel Bianco has won First Prize in some of the most prestigious international competitions, including, the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Guitar Competition (San Francisco, USA 2008) and the Koblenz International Guitar Competition, “Hubert Käppel” (Koblenz, Germany 2007). In 2011, he was nominated “Révélation Classique” from the ADAMI (Society for the Collective Administration of Performers’ Rights in France)
Gabriel has performed in over forty countries and in many of the most renowned festivals and concert halls. He has been a featured artist at the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades and Theatre du Chatelet in Paris (France), the International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada, Spain, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia, Philharmonie Concert Hall in Kiev, Ukraine, Luis Angel Arango Library of Bogotá, Colombia, Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico, Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, Musashino Art Center in Tokyo, Japan and the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, USA.
As a solo recitalist, Gabriel performs music from the Baroque to contemporary with an emphasis on music from the Romantic period and music of Spain. Many composers have dedicated new works to him. As a soloist with orchestra, Gabriel has performed concerti with the Koblenz City Orchestra (Germany), the Aukso Orchestra (Poland), Lipetsk Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia), and the Romanian Radio Orchestra. Audience, colleagues and critics have commented that in concert, Gabriel and his guitar become one. They recognize that the elegance and colors of his playing exude a unique approach to all of the repertoire he explores.